The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until January 31st 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is an absolute need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

Stage 1 Pre-Draft

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 Stages

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.  

The Public Consultation Issues Paper can be viewed here

Please note submissions are now closed for the PreDraft Stage

Please click here to see written submissions or observations at Pre Draft Stage

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.