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3 Aug, 2016 1 min read

FAC Prepares Celbridge Local Area Plan

Categories: Planning

FAC, in association with Arup and Howley Hayes Architects has been appointed by Kildare County Council to prepare the new draft Local Area Plan (LAP) for Celbridge.


Celbridge is a designated Moderate Growth Town (within the Metropolitan Area) in the Regional Planning Guidelines for the Greater Dublin Area 2010-2022 (RPG). As such, its challenge is to deliver 4,224 dwelling units before 2023, while incorporating and balancing other important conservation, heritage, amenity, transportation/movement and social infrastructure objectives.

The plan not only forms part of a hierarchy of spatial land use plans, but must also be capable of being implemented, and for this reason the LAP process must incorporate environmental considerations and views of stakeholders, development and existing residents, all within a tight project timescale.


FAC’s collaborative work process is designed to produce an efficient operation and also a viable and sustainable plan that supports the daily needs of existing and new communities. Our goal for the LAP is to ensure that change can be a positive process for Celbridge which adds to its assets.


Our experienced planning team will be responsible for project management and communication, planning policy, economics, demographic analysis and GIS. Arup will be providing expertise in urban design, masterplanning, infrastructure, and transportation. Howley Hayes Architects (HHA) is a RIAI Grade 1 accredited conservation practice, with extensive experience in the care, repair, alteration and reuse of historic buildings and places, and will lead all aspects of the study relative to Architectural Conservation.


The Draft Plan is to scheduled to be delivered by September 2016.

Categories: Planning

FAC is a leading Chartered Town Planning, Development and Socio-economic Analytics Consultancy based in Dublin with an extensive project portfolio throughout Ireland. FAC has extensive experience in town and village renewal, town and village health checks, and settlement profiling.