Draft Westmeath County Development Plan 2021-2027

closeddate_range28 Feb, 2020, 1:00pm - 30 Jun, 2020, 5:00pm

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Notice: Extension of Public Consultation Period until 30th June 2020

In the context of the most up-to-date public health advice during this COVID-19 Emergency, the Government has introduced an extension of all time periods associated with statutory processes under the Planning and Development Acts.In this regard, the public consultation period relating to submissions and observations in association with the Draft Westmeath County Development Plan 2021-2027 has been extended by 56 days until 5.00pm on Tuesday the 30th June 2020.



We welcome your submissions

The plan has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of Section 12(1)(b) of the Planning and Development Acts 2000 (as amended). You can review the Draft Westmeath County Development Plan 2021-2027 and associated documents and maps both here online or on display in a number of locations outlined below. 


forumHave your say

You can make online or postal submissions to the Draft Development Plan and/or all associated documents. Submissions must be made in writing no later than 5.00pm on Tuesday 30th June 2020.

How to make a submission

Submissions must include the full name and address of the person(s) making the submission and where relevant, the body or organisation represented. Submissions should be in ONE medium only i.e. online or hard copy.

Submissions/Observations may be made either directly here using this website or by post. Emailed submissions will not be accepted. Please note that observations or submissions will be made public on the website and at the offices of the Planning Department.

Online submission

To make an online submission, register for an account today.  This is a one-time process for all Westmeath County Council public consultations. You will receive an email with a link to activated your registration. Click on the link to log in and make a submission.




Make a postal submission

By post to: Administrative Officer, Forward Planning, Westmeath County Council, Civic Offices, Mount Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, N91 FH4N

Written observations or submissions should be marked ‘Draft Westmeath County Development Plan 2021-2027’, and submitted to the Administrative Officer, Planning Department, Westmeath County Council, Aras An Chontae, Mount Street, Mullingar, N91 FH4N. Observations or submissions must include the full name and address of the person(s) making the submission and where relevant, the body or organisation represented. 


All observations or submissions received before the closing date will be taken into consideration before the making of the Westmeath County Development Plan 2021-2027. 

Note: Requirement for names and addresses

Any submission should state your name, address and where relevant, the body or organisation represented. All submissions to the Draft Development Plan 2021-2027 will form part of the statutory Chief Executive’s Report to be presented to the full Council.

Please be aware that this will include the names and addresses of those making the submissions.

Accordingly, the report and its contents will be included in the minutes of that meeting and consequently will be published on our website.

Locations for Display of the Draft Plan

The Draft Westmeath County Development Plan (including the SEA Environmental Report, AA Natura Impact Report, SFRA, Maps and accompanying documentation) will be on display here on the Council's consultation portal and at the locations listed hereunder from 28th February 2020 until 30th June 2020 (excluding public holidays):

Westmeath County Council Offices: Monday to Fridaiy - 9.00am to 4.00pm

  • Áras an Chontae, Mullingar

  • Athlone Civic Centre, Athlone

  • Civic Offices, Castlepollard

Westmeath Libraries (please check locally for opening hours)

  • Westmeath County Library, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar

  • Aidan Heavy Library, Athlone Civic Centre

  • Castlepollard Library, Castlepollard

Public Information Sessions

A number of ‘Public Information Drop-In Sessions’ will be held during the consultation period, to which all members of the public and other interested groups are invited, as follows:




Mullingar Library, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar

Tuesday 3rd March 2020


Castlepollard Civic Offices, Castlepollard

Wednesday 4th March 2020


Moate Library, Moate

Thursday 5th March 2020


Aidan Heavy Library, Civic Centre, Athlone

Tuesday 10th March 2020


Draft Westmeath County Development Plan 2021-2027 by Cathaldus Hartin
Environmental Assessments for the Westmeath County Development Plan by David L’Estrange
Public Consultation Portal by Vanessa Liston


Copies of the Draft Plan and associated documentation are available for purchase from the Planning Department, Áras an Chontae, Mount Street, Mullingar. For further information please phone 044 933 2165.

The personal information (data) collected during the consultation process (which may include the collection of sensitive personal data) is collected for the purpose of receiving and dealing with submissions and any data collected  is subject to Westmeath County Council’s privacy statement which can be found at: http://www.westmeathcoco.ie/en/ourservices/yourcouncil/privacy/privacynotice.



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