Settlement Capacity Audit – Standard Operating Procedure – February 2023

This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will outline the steps to be undertaken by Meath County Council in the preparation and publication of a Settlement Capacity Audit(s) (SCA) for County Meath. The SOP sets out the legislative requirement to prepare an SCA to inform the Council in respect of the land use strategy and application of the ‘Tiered Approach to Zoning’ as required by Appendix 3 of the National Planning Framework.

This document was produced by Meath County Council following our successful challenge to the over-zoning in the Southern Environs of Drogheda and will be used to inform the procedure to vary the plan to comply with the court ruling.