Introduction

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Introduction

Section 19 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended) requires either the preparation of a local area plan or the indication of objectives in a development plan for towns with a population greater than 1,500 persons. Based on Census 2016, there are 9 such settlements in the county. Table 1 -1 sets out the Planning Authority’s spatial planning framework for each settlement:

Table 1-1 Spatial Planning Framework for Settlements >1,500 persons

Settlement

Population

Local Area Plan or Specific Objectives in CDP

Wexford Town

20,188

LAP to be prepared to replace Wexford Town and Environs Development Plan 2009-2015 (as Extended)

Enniscorthy Town

 

11,381

LAP to be prepared to replace Enniscorthy Town and Environs Development Plan 2008-2014 (as extended)

Gorey Town

9,822

LAP 2017-2023

New Ross Town

 

8,040

LAP to be prepared to replace New Ross Town and Environs Development Plan 2011-2017 (as extended)

Courtown and Riverchapel

3,591

LAP 2015-2021 (as extended)

Bunclody Town1

1,984

Settlement Plan and land use zoning included in this Volume.

Rosslare Harbour and Kilrane2

1,847

Settlement Plan and land use zoning included in this Volume.

 

Castlebridge

1,840

Specific objectives included in this Volume.

Rosslare Strand

1,620

Specific objectives included in this Volume.

Format of this Volume

Section 1 Bunclody Town Settlement Plan

Section 2 Rosslare Harbour and Kilrane Settlement Plan

Section 3 Castlebridge Specific Objectives

Section 4 Rosslare Strand Specific Objective

Each section shall be read in conjunction with the relevant strategies, chapters, objectives and development management standards set out in the CDP.  While there are specific objectives set out for each settlement, in all other cases and unless otherwise stated, the objectives and standards in the County Development Plan will apply.

Tiered Approach to Land Use Zoning

The NPF advocates close co-ordination between infrastructure agencies and planning authorities when zoning land for development. This will result in a standardised methodology that will differentiate between zoned land that is available for development and zoned land that requires significant further investment in services and infrastructure for development to be realised.  This tiered approach to land zoning is as follows:

Tier 1: Serviced Zoned Land

These are lands that are either serviced or can connect to existing services.

Tier 2: Serviceable Zoned Land 

These are lands that are not currently sufficiently serviced to accommodate new development but have the potential to become fully serviced during the life of the County Development Plan.

Tier 3 

Lands are deemed not serviceable during the lifetime of the plan.

It is anticipated that further guidance on this approach to land use zoning will be set out in detail in the forthcoming updated Development Plan Guidelines for Planning Authorities. In the interim, an Infrastructural Assessment Report forms part of the Settlement Plans for Bunclody Town and Rosslare Harbour and Kilrane. The reports detail the assessment undertaken of undeveloped lands zoned for residential uses to identify any potential infrastructure requirements for those lands to allow them to be developed during the lifetime of the County Development Plan.

  • 1-  This includes Carrickduff which is in the jurisdiction of Carlow County Council.
  • 2-  The population of Ballygeary (Rosslare Harbour) was 1,200 and the population of Kilrane was 647 giving a combined total of 1,847

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