The zoning policy of An Rinn - Heilbhic - Sean Phobhal Action Area Plan (2001), is superceded by the mapping in this Development Plan, although the design principles etc. as required under the Action Area Plan will endure until such time as a future design manual is produced (as mentioned in 8.2).
Sean Phobal (adobe .pdf, 314 kbs)
Here) and also download the pages relating to
Zoning Objectives (word .doc, 183 kbs)
. The Zoning Objectives and Landuse Zoning Matrix need to be used when looking at the individual settlement zonings.
Sean Phobhal is situated within the county Gaeltacht area, and overlooks the settlements of Maoil a'Choirne, Baile na nGall and Heilbhic.
Sean Phobal has limited residential housing within the immediate area, although it contains a number of community and public services, including a primary school and church. A planning application was also approved in 2003 for a community center and crèche adjacent and to the east of the church, and incorporating an access roadway to backlands for housing and for a future soccer pitch.
Sean Phobhal is serviced by a limited public water supply and public sewerage system.
The council will require that all planning applications include proposals for the sustainable treatment/ upgrading of water supply and wastewater treatment.
Any such proposals should be discussed with the Sanitary Services Section of Waterford County Council prior to the submission of a planning application.
The development strategy for the Sean Phobhal area is as indicated on the Sean Phobhal Land Use Zoning Map. Constraints to development are associated with the infrastructural deficit as outlined above, and development proposals will need to cater for this in any applications for permission along with satisfying the Planning Authority as to the standards for new development at Section 9.2.