Material Alterations to Draft Castlebar Town and Environs Local Area Plan 2023-2029
Notice is hereby given that the Members of Castlebar Municipal District, having considered the Draft Castlebar Local Area Plan 2023-2029 and the Chief Executive’s Report in respect of submissions received, have resolved in accordance with Sections 20 (3)(e) of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, that the Draft Local Area Plan be amended. The proposed amendments constitute material alterations to the Draft Castlebar Local Area Plan 2023-2029.
In accordance with Section 20 (3)(f) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), Mayo County Council has screened the Proposed Material Alterations for the need to undertake Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA) and has determined that: SEA is required with respect to certain Proposed Material Alterations; and Stage 2 AA is not required for any Proposed Material Alteration.
A copy of the proposed Material Alterations to the Draft Castlebar Town & Environs Local Area Plan 2023-2029, the SEA and AA Screening Determinations in accordance with Section 20 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, and associated SEA and AA documents (including information on the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing the proposed Material Alterations that is included in the SEA Environmental Report on Proposed Material Alterations) will be available for public display and may be inspected from Wednesday 23rd August 2023 to 4.00pm on Wednesday 20th September 2023 inclusive during normal opening hours at the following locations:
- Planning Office, Áras an Chontae, The Mall, Castlebar, Co Mayo, F23 WF90(Monday-Friday 9am-4pm)
- Mayo County Library, John Moore Road, Castlebar, Co Mayo (Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (closed Sunday & Monday)
Written Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed Material Alterations to the Draft Castlebar Town & Environs Local Area Plan 2023-2029, the SEA and AA determinations in accordance with Section 20 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, and the associated SEA and AA documents (including information on the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing the proposed Material Alterations that is included in the SEA Environmental Report on Proposed Material Alterations) are invited from members of the public and other interested parties. Written submissions or observations must state the full name and address of the person or relevant body or agency making Material Alterations and should be clearly marked “Proposed Material Alterations to the Draft Castlebar Town & Environs Local Area Plan 2023-2029”, and should quote the relevant proposed material alteration reference number(s) (which commences with ‘MA’).
Submissions may be made within the above period and before 4.00pm on Wednesday 20th September 2023. Written submissions or observations should be clearly marked ‘Proposed Material Alterations to the Draft Castlebar Town & Environs LAP 2023-2029’ and must be submitted either:
How to make a submission
Written observations or submissions regarding the proposed alteration only must be received between: 23rd August 2023 and by 4:00pm on 20th September 2023, either;
Submissions/observations to be made by one medium only and should include:
- Proposed Alteration(s) Reference Number(s) as shown in the document
- Full Name & Address of person making submission/observation
- Details of organisation/community group/company which you represent where relevant.
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.
Children or groups or associations representing children are entitled to make submissions or observations.
All observations or submissions received before the closing date will be taken into consideration before the making of the Castlebar Town and Environs Local Area Plan 2023-2029.
Please note that submissions that do not relate to a proposed alteration, cannot be taken into consideration.
To make an online submission, register for an account today. This is a one-time process for all Mayo 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: Forward Planning, Mayo County Council, Aras an Chontae, The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 WF90
Written observations or submissions should be marked ‘Material Alterations Draft Castlebar Town & Envorons Local Area Plan 2023-2029’, and submitted to the Forward Planning, Mayo County Council, Aras an Chontae, The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 WF90. 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.
The closing date for Submissions/Observations is Wednesday 20th September 2023 at 4.00pm.
Late Submissions will not be accepted
Please send your submission/observation through one medium only either in writing or electronically.
In respect of making a submission or observation please note the following:
Children or groups and associations representing the interests of children are entitled to make submissions or observations regarding policy objectives to deliver an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the area of the LAP.
Mayo County Council is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act (as amended). Please be advised that all submissions received will be published online in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Act.
You should ensure that no vexatious, libellous or confidential information, including confidential information relating to a third party (in respect of which the third party has not, expressly, or impliedly in the circumstances, consented to its disclosure) is included in your submission. The Planning Authority reserves the right to redact any submission or part thereof that does not comply with this requirement. Please be advised that the submission will be published in full.
Mayo County Council is subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act (as amended) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In order to assist us in complying with Data Protection and GDPR please include your name and contact details (and where relevant, details of any organisation, community group or company etc., which you represent), on a separate sheet to the content of your submission/ observation. This processing of your personal data is lawful under Article 6 (1)(e) of the GDPR regulations. The Council’s Data Protection Policy is available on the Council website.
Please note that in accordance with Section 19 of the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act, 2018 all valid submissions received by the Council shall be published on the Mayo County Council website within 10 working days of its receipt by the Council. The planning process is an open and public process and therefore your submission (in part or in total) will be available to view online at https://consult.mayo.ie/. All observations or submissions received during the above time period will be taken into consideration before the making of the Castlebar Town & Environs Local Area Plan 2023-2029.
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 Mayo County Council’s privacy statement which can be found at: https://www.mayo.ie/privacy .