Planning & Development

As noted on the Wicklow County Council website Newcastle is a designated Level 6 ‘Rural Town’ settlement. All Level 6 Settlement Plans form part of the County Development Plan 2016 – 2022 (Volume 2).

View Planning Applications for Newcastle

Wicklow County Council have a number of online resources to search and find all current and historical planning applications for the village. Please use the links below to find out more:

Village Centre Development in Newcastle (behind Castle Inn Pub)

One of the main developments for the village of the coming years is the new construction of a mixed use development, including 35 houses and apartments, 3 commercial units and the provision of a town and linear park in the field known as the Lawn Field, beside the Castle Inn in the village. The finalised planning application has been given permission to proceed. A survey was conducted in 2020 to gauge the resident’s opinions to this development proposal and the results can be viewed here – Newcastle Development Survey Responses June 2020, the original planning application can be accessed on here and the results of the appeal to An Bord Pleanala can be viewed here.

Newcastle Health Check

Newcastle Village Health Check

In July 2019, the Newcastle Residents Association took a snapshot of our village and developed and published the Newcastle Village Health Check, containing the following sections: Methodology, Findings, Socio-Demographic mapping, Public consultation, Town Analysis, Recommendations and References. This was submitted to the Wicklow Council Council as part of the submissions and certain objections to the Lawn Field planning above. You can read the Newcastle Village Health Check by clicking here.

Wicklow County Council’s Weekly Planning lists

Wicklow County Council’s Weekly Planning lists for 2022 are available to view online at These list all applications for planning in the

Wicklow County Council’s Development Plans and Strategies for Newcastle

You can access all of the Council’s Development Plans and Strategies for Newcastle using the links below