Please be advised that pending the making of the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Southern Region by the Regional Assembly, Kilkenny County Council will,  in accordance with Section 11(1)(b)(ii) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), suspend the review of the Kilkenny City & County Development Plan with effect from the 23rd of November 2018.

On Friday 29th November, the Members of the Regional Assembly approved the RSES to be made on 31st of January 2020. After that date the exact date to recommence the Kilkenny Development Plan making process will be advised, and the process will resume at the stage it was at prior to suspension.

Details of the review to date are available here on this website and to keep up to date with the review, register your interest at

If you have any queries in relation to this process please contact the Planning Department by phone at 056 7794010 or by email at