Offaly County Council wishes to advise that the following Public Offices will re- open public counters on Thursday 5th August 2021 from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday:

Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore

Tullamore Tullamore Municipal District Offices

The Public Offices listed below will open as follows:

** Edenderry Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm only)

** Birr Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1pm only)

At Áras an Chontae, Tullamore, counter services for Planning, Roads, the Local Enterprise Office, Community & Culture, Corporate Services, Water Services and Environment will be available by APPOINTMENT MADE IN ADVANCE only.

Where possible the public should continue to access our services by phone, email, online or by appointment. Please read for latest information and measures in place.

Stage 3 Material Alterations

Stage 3 Material Alterations

CDP June

Following Special Council Meetings of May 10th, 24th & 28th 2021, Members of Offaly County Council considered the Draft Offaly County Development Plan 2021-2027 and the Chief Executive’s Report in respect of submissions received and having resolved in accordance with Sections 12(6) and 12(7) of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, the Draft Development Plan is amended. The proposed amendments constitute material alterations to the Draft Offaly County Development Plan 2021-2027. In accordance with Section 12 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), Offaly County Council has screened the Proposed Material Alterations and has determined that Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA) are required with respect to certain Proposed Material Alterations.

The Material Alterations comprises of the following;

  • Material Alterations main document
  • Housing Strategy and HNDA
  • SEA Environmental Report
  • SEA Environmental Report - Non Technical Summary
  • Natura Impact Report

Please click here to see a copy of the Material Alterations and all accompanying reports

Submission Dates and Viewing Locations

A copy of the Material Alterations to draft Offaly County Development Plan 2021-2027 and all accompanying determinations and reports are available for public inspection from Thursday 17th June 2021 - 4pm Friday 16th July 2021 (both dates inclusive) at the following locations, during normal opening hours and excluding public holidays:

Branch Libraries at Banagher, Birr, Clara, Daingean, Edenderry, Ferbane, Kilcormac and Tullamore (during branch opening hours by appointment only where visits are limited to 30 minutes)

Visiting members of the public should be advised that the operation of Local Authority public counters and interaction with the public, in the context of ongoing COVID-19 public health requirements, is governed by Standard Operating Guidance (SOG) protocols applying in the local government sector. Please be advised that all visitors will be required to adhere to these protocols.

Submissions/Observations- Please note submissions are now closed for the Material Alteration Stage

Please note submissions are now closed for the Material Alteration Stage


Submissions must be received by 4pm on Friday 16th July. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Please include your name and address on a separate page to the content of your submission. This is to assist Offaly County Council in complying with the provisions of the Data Protection Act. Your assistance on these issues is appreciated. Please note that observations or submissions will be made public on the website.

Privacy Statement

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