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.

Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation

***UPDATE 15TH FEBRUARY 2021***

On 27th January 2021, the Planning Inspectorate informed the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage that the application made by Horizon Nuclear Power for the proposed Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station has been withdrawn.

Further details on the withdrawal of the application and all other related documents are located on the UK Planning Inspectorate (PINS) website. https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/wales/wylfa-newydd-nuclear-power-station/

If you have any questions please get in touch. Any such queries should be addressed to transboundaryeia@housing.gov.ie or contact Declan Grehan on (01) 888 2561.

***UPDATE ON STATUS OF TRANSBOUNDARY ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTATION ON PROPOSED WYLFA NEWYDD NUCLEAR POWER PLANT***

 25th January 2019 - Extension of consultation deadline for Transboundary Environmental consultation on proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant following Horizon Nuclear announcement last week:

The consultation deadline for the transboundary environmental consultation on the proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in the UK, from close of business, 25th January to close of business on Friday, 15th February 2019.

Following the announcement last week that Horizon Nuclear Power was suspending its UK nuclear development programme, including plans for the proposed Wylfa Neywdd plant in Anglesey, North Wales, the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government sought clarification from the UK Planning Inspectorate on the implications of the announcement for the transboundary environmental consultation with Ireland.

 Notwithstanding the announcement by Horizon Nuclear Power, the UK Planning Inspectorate has confirmed that the development consent application (planning application) for the Wylfa Newydd plant has not been withdrawn by the applicant, and it will be continuing with its assessment of the application for the Wylfa Newydd plant as normal. Accordingly, the transboundary consultation between Ireland and the UK will continue with an extended deadline to afford additional time to those who wish to make a submission to do so at this important stage in the process.

 Anyone intending to make a submission is asked to make them to this planning authority, on or before the new closing date - close of business on Friday 15 February 2019.

Notice of Planning Application for proposed Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant, Anglesey, North Wales, United Kingdom

DHPLG Public Notice Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant Transboundary Public Consultation Published 22 November 2018.pdf (size 238.3 KB)

https://www.housing.gov.ie/planning/other/transboundary-environmental-public-consultation-wylfa-newydd-nuclear-power-plant

Submissions or observations in relation to the potential transboundary environmental effects of the project must be received by Planning Section, Offaly County Council, Aras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly by close of business on Friday, 25th January 2019. Submissions may be made in writing or emailed to planning@offalycoco.ie