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Call for Submissions: Tramore & Dungarvan/Ballinroad Local Area Plans (LAP)

Waterford City and County Council has published pre-draft ‘Issues Papers’ for the Dungarvan/Ballinroad Local Area Plan and the Tramore Local Area Plan.

The purpose of these LAPs is to set out an overarching strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of Dungarvan/Ballinroad and Tramore over the life of the LAPs to 2029.

The LAPs will incorporate a spatial framework for guiding the future development of transportation, regeneration, heritage, social and community infrastructure/ amenities and natural/ cultural assets in both Dungarvan/Ballinroad and Tramore.

The LAPs will be based on and be fully consistent with the Waterford City and County Development Plan 2022 – 2028, and in particular the; The Core Strategy, Vision, Strategic Outcomes, Land Use Zoning Objectives, Housing Strategy and other strategies underpinning the Development Plan. In other words, the LAP will give a local focus to the strategies of the Development Plan.

The LAP process provides a fresh opportunity to take a ‘big picture’ approach to looking at the key issues affecting Dungarvan/Ballinroad and Tramore and plot a development strategy for their future sustainable growth and regeneration. Therefore, local input is considered vital to the entire LAP process and the Planning Authority values what you have to say. It is intended that these Issues Papers will kick-start interest and debate which will provide helpful feedback, and result in stronger and more informed Local Area Plans.

The pre-draft issues papers for Dungarvan/Ballinroad and Tramore can be viewed online at https://consult.waterfordcouncil.ie/en/browse

In addition, copies of the pre-draft issues papers are available to view at the following locations:

  • Customer Care Office, Civic Offices, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan, X35 Y326
  • Customer Care Office, Bailey’s New Street, Waterford, X91 XH42
  • Dungarvan Library, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan, X35 AV29
  • Tramore Library, Market Street, Tramore, X91 CY96

The LAPs are currently at the stage of pre-draft public consultation which will be followed by the preparation and publication of a draft LAPs.  If you are interested in the development of Dungarvan/Ballinroad and/or Tramore and wish to contribute to the shaping of their sustainable future, please make a submission.  Public consultation meetings will take place at the Civic Offices, Dungarvan on Wednesday, February 15th between 4pm and 7pm and at Tramore Library, Market Street, Tramore on Thursday, February 16th from 4pm to 7pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Submissions and observations on the pre-draft issues papers or any other key issues that you wish to have considered in the preparation of the new Draft Local Area Plans are invited up until Tuesday,7th March 2023.

Submissions can be made online via the Council’s dedicated public consultation portal (consult.waterfordcouncil.ie) or in writing, marked “Draft Dungarvan and Ballinroad Local Area Plan 2023-2029” or “Draft Tramore Local Area Plan 2023-2029” to the Planning Department, Waterford City and County Council, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford City.

Closing date for submissions: midnight on 7th March 2023. Please note that
late submissions will not be considered.

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