20th September 2020

Have your say on the new Clare County Development Plan

The Planning Department of Clare County Council has officially commenced the process of preparing the new Clare County Development Plan for the period 2022-2028.

The County Development Plan sets out an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the county over a six-year period. Every six years, the Planning Authority is legally obliged to make a new County Development Plan, which must set out the strategic spatial vision and future direction for the County.

It is essential to have your say from the very start

There are various stages involved in the preparation of a Development Plan Clare County Council is presently at the very first stage/ Stage 1 (‘Pre-Draft’) and includes the first of a number of opportunities throughout the two-year review process for everyone to have their say.

Our participation at this early stage in the plan preparation process is crucial so the plan can address our collective aspirations for the county.

Your opinion matters, play your part

It is important for members of Ennis Chamber to get involved to help  plan for the future of County Clare. You can get involved on an individual basis or through Ennis Chamber:

An Issues Paper and video presentation have been prepared by Clare County Council to stimulate debate on some of the key priority issues for the county over the next six years, which are set out under a number of broad headings. the Issues Paper

Watch a video presentation on the Clare County Development Plan review process.

Strategic Issues

On  ‘big picture’ strategic issues, proposals or requests for zoning of particular lands will not be considered at this stage. There will be an opportunity to make submissions on zoning later in the process.

Submissions or observations can be made between now and 16th November, 2020. The deadline for submissions is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, 16th November, 2020. Further information and updates will be available on Clare County Council Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages and at

Save the date

On Thursday, 1st October, 2020, the Planning Department of Clare County Council will be holding an informal public event where you can come and talk to the team directly to let them know what you think should be included in the new County Development Plan. The event will take place between 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the foyer of Clare County Council offices, Áras Contae an Chláir, New Road, Ennis, Co. Clare, V95 DXP2. This will be subject to the Government’s Covid-19 public health guidance and will be by appointment only.

To make an appointment, email or call 065-6846451.

Details on how you can get involved by making a submission or observation can be found at

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