Edenderry Local Area Plan Draft Stage

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Notice is hereby given that Offaly County Council, pursuant to Section 20 (3) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 as amended, has made a draft Local Area Plan for Edenderry.

The Local Area Plan is a statutory document that sets out the planning and development objectives for Edenderry and is prepared in accordance with the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).

The draft Edenderry Local Area Plan 2023-2029 (draft LAP) comprises:

  • A written statement and a landuse zoning map:
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report (prepared by the planning authority of the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing the local area plan) in accordance with the SEA Directive (2001/42/EC) and pursuant to the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 as amended.
  • Appropriate Assessment (AA) Stage 2 Natura Impact Report in accordance with the requirements of Article 6(3) of the EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC).
  • Strategic Flood Risk Assessment pursuant to section 28 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and the provisions of the Guidelines for Planning Authorities (2009) on The Planning System and Flood Risk Management.


A copy of the newspaper notice can be found here

A copy of the Draft Edenderry Local Area Plan can be found here

Please click to see the Privacy Statement of the draft Edenderry Local Area Plan here

Viewing Locations and Submission Dates

A copy of the draft LAP may be inspected from 15th December 2022 until 3nd February 2023 (both dates inclusive) during normal opening hours (excluding public holidays) at the following locations:


  • Planning Section, Offaly County Council, Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, County Offaly.
  • Edenderry Municipal District, Edenderry Town Hall, O’Connell Square, Edenderry, Co. Offaly.
  • Edenderry Library, JKL Street, Edenderry, Co. Offaly.
  • On the Offaly County Council website at www.offaly.ie/edenderrylap



Written submissions or observations with respect to the draft LAP and/or the accompanying reports are invited from members of the public and other interest parties. Submissions or observations must state the name and address of the person or relevant body or agency making it, and should be clearly marked ‘Draft Edenderry Local Area Plan 2023-2029’.

 Please make your submission or observation by one medium only to avoid the duplication of submission reference numbers and to streamline the process i.e.:


Submissions or observations shall be made between 15th December 2022 and 3nd February 2023 (both dates inclusive). Please note submissions will be accepted up to 4pm on 3rd February 2023. 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. Emailed submissions will not be accepted. Please note that observations or submissions will be made public on the website.

 Children or groups or associations representing the interests of children, are entitled to make submissions or observations.

Submissions should include a map if it refers to particular locations or features. Submissions should be clear and concise. If you need to make a lengthy submission, please attach an executive summary to it.  Submissions should preferably be in typed format in the interests of legibility.

All submissions or observations received during the above time period will be taken into consideration before the making of the Edenderry LAP 2023-2029.


Written submissions or observations received by the planning authority are published on this Edenderrt LAP website within 10 working days and are viewable here