Waterford City and County Development Plan 2022 – 2028 (Interim Version)

The Waterford City and County Development Plan 2022 – 2028 was made at a special plenary meeting of Waterford City and County Council on the 7th of June 2022 and will come into effect on the 19th of July 2022.

In order to make the main policy text and associated development management information available prior to the plan becoming live, set out below is an interim version of the main policy document (Volume 1) and development management standards (Volume 2) along with the main land use zoning provisions, flood mapping and specific development objectives relating to areas across the city and county:

The documents and information presented here represents an amalgamation of the various amendments to the draft plan as agreed by the Council. All environmental reports, detailed map data and appendices associated with the draft plan are currently available on the consult.waterfordcouncil.ie portal and these will be finalised and made available on the date of the plan coming into effect.

We will be working to prepare a final version of all documents which will be published on our website, and which will also be available in hard copy on the 19th of July. An Irish translation of the main policy document will also be available in due course.

On 1st June 2014, Waterford City & County Council was established following the amalgamation of Waterford City Council and Waterford County Council.

The three existing development plans within the amalgamated Council area, Waterford City Development Plan 2013 – 2019, Waterford County Development Plan 2011 – 2017, & the Dungarvan Town Development Plan 2012 – 2018, will have their lifetime extended, as per Section 11A of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) and will remain in effect until the new Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy is made by the Southern Regional Assembly, thereafter a new City and County Development Plan will be prepared.

Section 11B of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) requires Local Authorities which have been subject to amalgamation, in this instance Waterford City & County Council, to commence the preparation of a development plan for the amalgamated administrative area within 12 months of the making of the Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy.

Waterford City & County Council may make variations to the existing development plans where it is deemed necessary and as needs arise in terms of policy amendments. Details of all adopted and proposed variations can be found at the Variations to Development Plans section.