The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage is responsible for making a decision on the application and the Minister may either grant, approve or consent to the application with or without covenants, conditions or agreements, where applicable, or refuse the application.
An initial Public Consultation was held between 22 April 2021 and 21 May 2021, following which the Minister has determined, in accordance with Regulation 42(6) of the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011, that an Appropriate Assessment is required in respect of the proposed project.
The Minister will make a determination as to whether or not the proposed project would adversely affect the integrity of a European site in accordance with Regulation 42(11) of the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 and, in doing so, shall have regard to the matters in Regulation 42(12).
In this regard, in accordance with Regulation 42(13), any person may make a submission or observation to the Minister concerning the proposed project between 17th November 2021 and 16th December 2021. The Minister shall have regard to any submissions or observations received during the public consultation.
A copy of the application, map of the proposed project, the determination that an Appropriate Assessment is required in respect of the project, the Natura Impact Statement and the other information and documentation relevant to the application are available for inspection for 30 calendar days between 17th November 2021 and 16th December 2021, free of charge, at:
Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Foreshore Section, Newtown Road, Wexford, Y35 AP90
The relevant documents may also be purchased from this Department at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making such available.
Wicklow County Council
County Buildings, Station Road, Whitegates, Wicklow, A67 FW96.
By appointment only with the Planning Department to view the application documents at the public counter, by calling:
Members of the public who wish to make a submission or observation in writing concerning the proposed project may do so between 17th November 2021 and 16th December 2021 (quoting ref: FS007339) to the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Foreshore Section, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Newtown Road, Wexford, Co. Wexford or email foreshoreORE@housing.gov.ie
The closing date for submissions is 16th December 2021.
Submissions received outside of the public consultation period cannot
The Department wishes to draw attention to its policy on defamatory material
that may be contained in submissions it receives.
Terms and Conditions
All submissions and comments submitted to the Department for this purpose are subject to release under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 and the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007-2014. Submissions are also subject to Data Protection legislation.
Personal, confidential or commercially sensitive information should not be included in your submission and it will be presumed that all information contained in your submission is releasable under the Freedom of Information Act 2014.
What we will do with your response
The information provided by respondents will inform the decision-making process.
Please note that submissions received may be made available on the Department’s website, unless otherwise requested. In any event, all submissions received will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection legislation.
See also the Privacy Statement and the Department's Data Protection Policy under the document links below.