Proposed Amendments to the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Draft County Development Plan 2022-2028

Closed 17 Jan 2022

Opened 11 Nov 2021

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Public Consultation on the Proposed Amendments to the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Draft County Development Plan 2022-2028

This public display forms part of the public consultation on the Proposed Amendments to the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Draft County Development Plan 2022-2028.​

The County Council hereby invites any interested individuals or parties to make submissions and observations in respect of the Proposed Amendments to the Draft County Development Plan and/or the associated Environmental Reports. 

What is the County Development Plan?

The County Development Plan guides future growth and development in the County. The Plan sets out the policy objectives and the overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the County over the plan period from 2022 to 2028.

Overview of the Plan-Making Process to Date

The process of reviewing the 2016-2022 County Development Plan and preparation of the new Plan formally commenced back in January 2020 with a pre-draft public consultation phase. Submissions were invited, and the Executive prepared a Chief Executive’s Report summarising these submissions and making recommendations on what should be contained in the Draft Plan. A special Council meeting was held with the Elected Members of the Council in June 2020 and a number of Directions were issued requesting strategic matters to be addressed in the Draft Plan.

A Chief Executive’s Draft Plan was then prepared and circulated to the Elected Members in October 2020. This was considered and amended by the Elected Members at a series of Special County Development Plan meetings. At a meeting held on the 18th December 2020 it was deemed to be the Draft Plan. The Draft Plan is available to view on the Draft County Development Plan website here.

This Draft Plan was then placed on public display commencing in January 2021 and a total of 1263 submissions were received during the public consultation period. The Executive subsequently prepared a Chief Executive’s Report with respect to the submissions received. The Chief Executive's Report is available to view on the Draft County Development Plan website here.

Having considered the Draft County Development Plan and the Chief Executive’s Report on submissions received, it was resolved by the Elected Members at Council meetings on 12th, 13th, 14th,18th 19th, 20th and 21st of October 2021, to amend the Draft Development Plan. These meetings are available to view at the Council's Webcast library here.

At the meetings the Council resolved that as a number of these amendments constitute a Material Alteration to the Draft Development Plan, the proposed amendments would be placed on public display for a period of not less than 4 weeks in accordance with Section 12(7)(b) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).

What is the period for making a submission or observation on the Proposed Amendments? - EXTENDED PERIOD

​The public consultation on the proposed amendments to the Draft Plan runs from 11th November 2021.​ The public consultation period has been extended to Monday 17th January, 2022.

This extended period is to facilitate members of the public to view additional mapping associated with the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment contained in ‘Appendix B’ as referred to in amendment no. 438 in the Proposed Amendments document.

These maps were inadvertently omitted from the amendments documentation which went on display on 11th November 2021. The Planning Authority apologise for any inconvenience caused in this respect.

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed Material Alterations, the associated SEA Environmental Report, the AA Natura Impact Report and SEA and AA Determinations may be made no later than Monday 17th January 2022 and will be taken into consideration before the making of the Plan.

Late submissions will not be accepted.

Where can I view the Proposed Amendments?

The Proposed Amendments to the Draft Plan and associated Environmental Reports are now on public display and available to view in the 'Related' section below. Please note the file sizes for the map documents are large. If you have difficulty downloading these files, the maps may be downloaded separately in smaller file size on the Draft Plan webpage at the following link.

The documentation is also available for public inspection from 11th November 2021 to 17th January 2022 inclusive, at the following locations: 

  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire (Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm,)

  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Dundrum Offices, Dundrum (Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm). 

The Proposed Amendments and associated Environmental Reports are set out in a suite of documents which comprise the following:

  • The 'Proposed Amendments' document, which sets out each proposed amendment and the relevant section and page number of the Draft Plan to which the amendment relates.​ This document should be read in conjunction with the Draft County Development Plan, 2022 – 2028 (available to view on the Draft County Development Plan website here or via the link in the 'Related' section below).

  • 14 no. Land Use Zone Maps setting out each proposed mapping amendment.​

  • 14 no. Amended Flood Zone Maps.​

  • 3 no. Amended Supplementary Maps​.

  • SEA Environmental Report (including SEA Screening of Proposed Material Alterations and information on the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing relevant alterations) and the AA Natura Impact Report (including AA Screening of Proposed Material Alterations), SEA and AA Determinations.

Additional documentation now also on display includes:

  • Additional Flood maps - 'Appendix A and B' of Appendix 16: Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

To supplement the above and in the interest of clarity, ‘Appendix 16: Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Incorporating Proposed Amendments’ has also been placed on display. This document incorporates proposed amendment nos. 399-440 (pages 113-126 in the Proposed Amendments document).

How can I make a submission or observation on the Proposed Amendments?

You can make an observation or submission via the following options only:

  • A written submission can be made electronically through the dlr Public Consultation Hub via Citizen Space at the link below 'Make an Online Submission Now'. 

  • In writing to Senior Executive Officer, Planning Department, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire. 

Please note that only submissions / observations in relation to the Proposed Amendments to the Draft County Development Plan and/or the associated Environmental Reports or SEA and AA Determinations can be taken into consideration at this stage of the plan-making process.

In respect of making a submission or observation please note the following:   

  • Submissions/observations should include your name and address, a map (if required for identification purposes) and, where relevant, details of any organisation, community group or company etc., which you represent.   

  • Please be advised that, in accordance with the requirements of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended), all submissions/observations received will be published online and will also form part of the statutory Chief Executive’s Report to be submitted to the full Council. You should ensure that no vexatious, libellous or confidential information, including confidential information relating to a third party (in respect of which the third party has not, expressly, or impliedly in the circumstances, consented to its disclosure) is included in your submission. The Planning Authority reserves the right to redact any submission or part thereof that does not comply with this requirement.   

  • The personal information (data) collected during the consultation process is collected for the purpose of receiving and dealing with submissions. For further information on how  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council processes Personal Data please see the Council’s Privacy Statement which is available on 

Will the Council's Planning Team be available to answer queries during this public consultation stage?

​Members of the planning team will be available to answer queries at the following times / locations (subject to public health guidelines):​

  • ​Tuesday 16th November, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire​.
  • Thursday 25th November, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Dundrum Civic Offices​.

  • Tuesday 30th November, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Dundrum Civic Office​.

  • Wednesday 8th December, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire​.

  • Thursday 16th December, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire.
  • Tuesday 11th January 2022, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm: Dundrum Civic Office.

​Further details can be found on our website at:

Who can I contact if I have any further questions about the process?

​If further information is required on the plan-making process or the process of making a submission/observation please contact the Planning Department at Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on (01) 2054700.


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