The Portlaw Local Area Plan 2014-2020 was made by the Elected Members of the former Waterford County Council on 10th February 2014. This Plan was prepared in accordance with the requirements set out in the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and the DoECLG's Local Area Plan Guidelines. This 6 year Plan replaces the Portlaw Local Area Plan 2007-2013.

The Local Area Plan sets out the overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of Portlaw for the period 2014-2020. All planning applications received for this plan area will be assessed under the new plan. The plan, which may be subject to interim variations, will remain in place until 2020.

Portlaw LAP 2014-2020 documents

  • LAP Cover image
  • Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction
  • Chapter 2 - Development Context & Framing Documents
  • Chapter 3 - Population, Demographics & Core Strategy
  • Chapter 4 - Economic and Tourism Development
  • Chapter 5 - Transport & Infrastructure
  • Chapter 6 - Natural Environment, Conservation & Heritage
  • Chapter 7 - Community & Social Development
  • Chapter 8 - Development Management & Zoning Objectives
  • Map 1 - Context Map
  • Map 2 - Land Use Zoning
  • Map 3 - Lands Available for Development
  • Map 4 - Natural Heritage Map
  • Map 5 - Clarification Map
  • Map 6 - Concept Map
  • Appendix A - Record of Protected Structures
  • Appendix B - SEA Screening Statement
  • Appendix C - AA Screening Report
  • Appendix D - Chapter 10 Development Standards
  • How to View the Plans
    Paper copies of the Portlaw Local Area Plan and associated Environmental Report may be inspected at the Planning offices of Waterford City & County Council and the Public Libraries. Alternatively it may be downloaded free of charge by clicking on the relevant links above.

    How to Purchase the Local Area Plan
    A hard copy of the Portlaw Local Area Plan 2014-2020 (and/or CD) may be purchased in the Planning Department, City & County Council offices, the Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford or at the Planning Department, Waterford City & County Council, Civic Offices, Dungarvan. Payment can be made by cash, Credit/Laser Card or bank cheque.

    Alternatively, you may choose to have a Local Area Plan posted to you (registered post). To avail of this option the phone number to call is 0761 102020 and payment is by either credit card or Laser card.