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Notice of Draft Ministerial Direction

WESTMEATH COUNTY COUNCIL

NOTICE OF DRAFT MINISTERIAL DIRECTION IN THE MATTER OF SECTION 31
OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (AS AMENDED)
WESTMEATH COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2021-2027

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 31 of the Planning and Development Act 2000
(as amended), that on 29 April 2021, the Minister of State at the Department of the Housing,
Local Government and Heritage, consequent to a recommendation made to him by the Office
of the Planning Regulator under section 31AM(8) of the Planning and Development Act 2000
(as amended), has delivered notice of the Minister’s intent to issue a Direction to Westmeath
County Council (being the Planning Authority for County Westmeath).
The Draft Ministerial Direction relates to the Westmeath County Development Plan 2021-2027.

Draft Direction

You can review the Draft Direction together with the Westmeath County Development Plan 2021-2027 and associated documents and maps both or at Westmeath County Council, Civic Offices, Mount Street, Mullingar, as outlined below.

A copy of the Draft Ministerial Direction is available to view here.

Please click here to view the adopted Westmeath County Development Plan 2021-2027.

Public Display

A copy of the Draft Direction may be inspected from 11 May 2021 to 24 May 2021 (inclusive) at
https://consult.westmeathcoco.ie and during normal office hours (in line with Covid-19 arrangements),
at the offices of Westmeath County Council, Áras an Chontae, Mount Street, Mullingar.

Submissions or Observations in Respect of the Draft Direction

Written submissions or observations, in respect of the Draft Direction, may be made
(one medium only) to the Council between 11 May 2021 and 24 May 2021 (5.00pm) as follows:

Online via the Council’s Public Consultation Portal: https://consult.westmeathcoco.ie/en/browse

or

In writing to:
Administrative Officer, Central Planning, Westmeath County Council,
Áras an Chontae, Mullingar.

All submissions or observations made in respect of the Draft Direction, during this period,
shall be taken into consideration by the Office of the of the Planning Regulator before it makes a recommendation to the Minister on the matter.