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Westmeath CDP 2020-2026

This webpage is designed to keep you up-to-date with the process of the preparation of the Westmeath County Development Plan 2020-2026 through each stage until the completion of the Plan in two years time.

The preparation of the new plan is now underway with the commencement of an 8 week public consultation period that takes place from 16th February until the 20th  at 5:00pm April 2018.

Pre-Draft Westmeath County Development Plan 2020 – 2026 (Stage 1)


The purpose of the Development Plan is to provide a strategic framework, setting out key policies and objectives for a new integrated land use strategy, and the proper planning and sustainable development of the county. The Development Plan is designed to set out the key policy context for the development of the county and is set within a hierarchy of national and regional spatial plans and guidelines.

To initiate Stage 1 of the Plan making process, the Council prepared an Issues Paper booklet to present a broad overview of the main issues for consideration in this review process. The intention of the Issues Paper is to present a number of key questions to prompt debate on the issues facing County Westmeath. They do not purport to cover all the issues but simply present some keys topics. Download the Issues Paper booklet

Pre-Draft Public Consultation


Have your say

The deadline for submissions is the 20th April 2018 @ 5pm.

Please note that Requests or proposals for zoning of particular land for any purpose shall not be considered at this stage; you will be given the opportunity to make a submission regarding zoning at a later stage. Any zoning submission received at this stage shall be returned.

You can get involved by making a submission either by email to: cdp@westmeathcoco.ie or in

writing to:

Administrative Officer,
Planning Department,
Westmeath County Council,
Áras an Chontae,
Mount Street,

or make a submission online via our consultation portal

Make a Submission on the Plan

Note If you don't have login details, the registration process will need to be completed before login details can be obtained, please see Registering Online.