Offaly County Development Plan 2021 - 2027

Offaly County Council is commencing the review of the existing Offaly County Development Plan 2014-2020 by preparing the new Offaly County Development Plan 2021-2027. 

The County Development Plan is a statutory document prepared by the Planning Authority in accordance with the requirements of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) and the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (as amended). 

The County Development Plan preparation process will involve public consultation at 3 stages, which will subsequently lead to and inform the preparation of the new County Development Plan as shown below:

CDP Final UPdate June

Stage 1 Pre-Draft

Public Consultation Issues Paper

A Public Consultation Issues Paper has been prepared which is intended to stimulate discussion and to encourage your involvement at this early stage in the process so as to help identify what broad planning and development matters should be considered in the new Co. Development Plan.  

CDP Stage 2

The Public Consultation Issues Paper can be viewed here

Making a Submission

Submissions or observations regarding the review of the existing Offaly County Development Plan 2014-2020 and the preparation of the new Offaly County Development Plan 2021-2027 may be made in writing to the Planning Authority from Wednesday 31st July 2019 to Thursday 26th September 2019 (both dates inclusive). Please note these submissions will be published along with your name in accordance with the Planning & Development (Amendment) Act 2018, but your contact details will not be published.

Submissions must be received by Offaly County Council no later than 4.00pm on Thursday 26th September 2019 as late submissions will not be accepted.

The submission Perod IS NOW CLOSED!!


By hard copy  to:

Review of County Development Plan,

Forward Planning Department,

Offaly County Council,

Áras an Chontae,

Charleville Road,


Co. Offaly.


If you consider that you have a disability, please give details of any special requirements for public consultation purposes that you may have in order that appropriate arrangements can be made if necessary.

Children or Groups or Associations representing the interests of children, are entitled to make submissions or observations.


Submissions Should:

  • Relate to the proper planning and sustainable development of Co. Offaly, from broad policy issues to specific types of development in identified areas.
  • Not include zoning proposals at this pre-draft stage. Any submission requesting or proposing the zoning of any land for any use will not be considered at this stage.
  • Include a map if you refer to particular locations or features.
  • Be clear, concise, and to the point. If you need to make a lengthy submission, please attach an executive summary to it.
  • Include your name and address on a separate page to the content of your submission in order to assist Offaly County Council in complying with the provisions of the Data Protection Act, as submission are legally required to be published on line.
  • Be in one medium only i.e. hard copy or online. This will avoid the duplication of submission reference number and will streamline the process.
  • Preferably be in typed format in the interests of legibility.



Public Consultation Sessions


Offaly County Council are holding a number of public consultation sessions at various locations within the county during this first stage of public consultation. These public consultation sessions will be an opportunity for you to discuss any issue that you may have with a member of the Forward Planning Team and possibly help frame future policies and objectives of the County Development Plan.


Public   Consultation Sessions




Offaly County Council,

Áras an Chontae,

Charleville Road,


Co. Offaly.



Monday  19th August 2019





Edenderry Municipal District,

Market Square,


Co. Offaly.


 Tuesday 20th August 2019






Birr Municipal District,

Civic Offices & Library,

Wilmer Road,


Co. Offaly.


Monday 26th August 2019




Submissions Received

Written submissions or observations received by a planning authority shall be published on the website of the authority within 10 working days of its receipt by that authority in accordance with section 11(3A) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 as amended.

Please click here to see written submissions or observations.

Please click here to see the Chief Executive's Report regarding submissions received

Privacy Statement

Please click here to see the Privacy Statement for the County Development Plan Process.