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Welcome to the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Draft County Development Plan, 2022-2028 webpage.

Brief Overview:

A Chief Executive’s Draft Plan was circulated to members in October 2020.  This was considered and amended by the 40 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 was then placed on public display online from January 12th, 2021 and in the Ferry Terminal, Dún Laoghaire Harbour from February 1st, 2021. This public consultation period ended on Friday 16th April, 2021.

A total of 1263 submissions were received which can be viewed here.

A Chief Executive’s Report on all submissions / observations received was prepared and circulated to the Elected Members in July 2021. The Chief Executive’s report and supplementary information issued along with this report can be viewed under the orange drop down menus below.

What Stage are we at Now? – Proposed Amendments

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.

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).

Stages of the Plan Making Process

 

Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments

Material Alterations to the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Draft County Development Plan, 2022-2028 are now on public display for a 4 week period.

The public consultation on the proposed amendments to the Draft Plan runs from Thursday 11th November, 2021 to Thursday 9th December, 2021.

A suite of documents and maps detailing the proposed amendments to the Draft County Development Plan, 2022-2028 have been prepared and include:

  • The Proposed Amendments to Draft Plan document, setting out each proposed amendment to the Draft Plan. Note: This document should be read in conjunction with the Draft County Development Plan, 2022 – 2028 (available below). Each proposed amendment indicates the relevant section and page number of the Draft Plan to which the amendment relates.
  • 14 no. Land Use Zone Maps setting out each proposed mapping amendment.
  • 14 no. Amended Flood Zone Maps.
  • 3 no. Amended Supplementary Maps.
  • Environmental Reports for Proposed Material Alterations to the Draft Plan: SEA Environmental Report (including screening of proposed amendments), SEA Non-Technical Summary, AA Natura Impact Report (including screening of proposed amendments), SEA and AA Determinations.

A supplementary interactive webmap showing the proposed mapping amendments has been prepared. This map includes a ‘swipe’ tool that allows the user to compare proposed mapping amendments relative to the Draft Plan. Instructions on how to use this function is included within the webmap:

Proposed Amendments Interactive Webmap

To supplement the proposed amendments to the Draft Plan, a supplementary document detailing the Character Appraisal for the proposed Dundrum Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) and associated map is also available to view, and, a map showing the proposed amended ACA for the Marlborough Road and Adelaide Road is also available to view here.

In addition to being able to view the proposed amendments online, all documents are also available for inspection 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)

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.

How do I make Submission / Observation?

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed material alterations to the Draft Plan, the associated Screening for SEA and AA Determinations, SEA Environmental Report and the AA Natura Impact Report may be made no later than Thursday, 9th December 2021 and will be taken into consideration before the making of the Plan.

Full details on how to make a submission can be found on our Public Consultation Hub via Citizen Space:

Make a Submission on Proposed Amendmentments

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

Where can I find the Draft Plan Documents?

The Draft Plan documents are still available to view in our interactive / virtual room and can be downloaded under the banners below.

View the Draft Plan Virutal Room

Next Steps:

 

After the 9th December 2021, the Executive have 4 weeks to prepare a Chief Executive’s Report on submissions / observation made in relation to the material alterations to the Draft Plan and associated Environmental Reports.  This report and all proposed amendments to the Draft Plan will be considered by the Elected Members not later than 6 weeks after receiving the Chief Executive’s report.

Having considered the Chief Executive’s Report, the Elected Members are required to make the Plan with or without the proposed amendments that are now on display.

Material Alterations to the Draft County Development Plan 2022-2028

Proposed Amendments to Draft Plan

Amended Land Use Zone Maps

Amended Flood Zone Maps

Amended Supplementary Maps

Environmental Reports and Determinations for Proposed Material Alterations to the Draft Plan

Supplementary Documents

Draft County Development Plan 2022-2028 - Documents and Maps

Draft County Development Plan 2022- 2028 - Written Statement

Draft County Development Plan 2022-2028 - Appendices

Environmental Reports

Land Use Zoning Maps

Flood Zone Maps

Supplementary Maps

Pre - Draft Stage

FAQS

In simple terms, a Development Plan is a spatial plan that guides the future development of a County for a six-year period through a suite of policy objectives, land use zoning objectives and development management guidance.
A Development Plan must ensure that there is enough land zoned in the County to meet our housing requirements which are set at a regional level. Chapter 1 of the Draft Plan sets out more detail in relation to the legislative context and structure of the Draft Plan.
Section 10 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended) sets out the statutory content of a Development Plan – these requirements are summarised in Appendix A of the pre-draft ‘Have Your Say’ document.

During the Special Development Plan Council meetings on 12th, 13th, 14th,18th 19th, 20th and 21st of October 2021, the Elected Members, by way of resolution, agreed to amend the Draft Development Plan.
The proposed amendments, or material alterations, resulted from:
• A recommendation in the Chief Executive’s Report on Draft Plan Consultation,
• A motion proposed by an Elected Member, and/or
• A combination of the above.

The Elected Members may make the Plan with our without the proposed material alterations (amendments) that are currently on display. Only amendments that are minor in nature may be considered for further inclusion in the plan.
Amendments that would be deemed to be material cannot be considered at this stage, these would include, for example a changes to land use zoning or the addition / deletion from the record of Protected Structures.

All proposed amendments and associated environmental reports are available to view online and are also available for public inspection from 11th November 2021 to 9th December 2021 inclusive, at the following locations (subject to public health guidelines):
• 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).

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.
For queries outside of these times, please contact E:  devplan@dlrcoco.ie / T: 01 2054700.

In order to navigate the Chief Executive’s Report, it is recommended that you first open Volume II to locate your submission number (B0001-B1263). This can be done by searching for your name or organisation using ‘Ctrl’ & ‘F’ on your keyboard, or by using the search function in your PDF software.

All submissions are summarised in Volume II and submission numbers are hyperlinked to view the submission, including any attachments, as received by the Planning Authority (Note: some details may have been redacted before publishing online).

Under each submission summary, the location of where the issues raised are located in Volume I is stated, i.e. Chapters 1-15, Appendix 1-17, Land Use Mapping, Miscellaneous, or, it may state that no issue was raised.

Issues raised are summarised and the Chief Executive’s response and recommendations are set out in Volume I under the relevant Chapter heading of the Draft Plan. Where more than one submission / observation raised the same issue, these are grouped together, and all submission numbers are listed along side the summary of the issue.

The quickest way to find where your issue is located in Volume I, search using your submission number using ‘Ctrl’ & ‘F’ on your keyboard, or by using the search function in your PDF software.

The Draft Plan can be viewed in full on our webpage, our virtual room, and by appointment at the planning counter in County Hall.

The Chief Executive’s Report can be viewed in full on our webpage and by appointment at the planning counter in County Hall.

Yes – all Draft Plan documents are provided on our webpage and in the consultation hub as downloadable PDFs.

Each Volume of the Chief Executive’s Report is provided on our webpage as a downloadable PDF.

The complete Draft Plan is available to purchase by contacting Clare Egan or Lisa Cairns E:devplan@dlrcoco.ie T: 01 2054700

Cost:

Written Statement €20.00
Appendices 1 – 14  €20.00
Appendix 15- Green Infrastructure Strategy  €15.00
Appendix 16 – Strategic Flood Risk Assessment   €5.00
Appendix 17 – Sandyford UFP  €5.00
SEA Environmental report €13.00
Natura Impact Report i €5.00
ACA Appraisals €10.00
SEA Non-technical summary document €4.00
Full Set €97.00

Additional cost for maps. as required: 

€20 for a set of 1 Land Use Zoning Map, 1 Flood Map and 4 Supplementary Maps.

€280 for the full set of Maps which includes Land Use Zoning Maps 1-14, Flood Maps 1-14 and 4 Supplementary Maps.

(Prices exclude delivery).

A Development Plan sets out the land use zoning objectives for an area.
The land use zoning objectives for the County are set out over a series of 14 maps and certain uses which may be permitted in principle or open for consideration within each land use zone is set out Chapter 13 of the Draft Plan.
Proposed development within an area occurs when a developer (public or private), or an individual, proposes and obtains the relevant planning permission. This ‘development management’ process is separate to the Development Plan making process. Proposed development is required to accord with the provisions of a Development Plan.

Yes – our interactive map has an address search function.  To zoom into your desired location, simply enter your address or Eircode, in the ‘find’ bar located at top left of the map.
If you want to download the map relevant to your area, the easiest way to find the correct map is to visit the map area in our virtual room where a map index shows all map numbers and the areas they cover.

The interactive map may not function properly for a number of reasons, often a simple refresh of the page will reload it without issue. Some other suggestions that may remedy your issue include:
• The interactive map works best and should be opened on one of the following web browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge.
• Please ensure that you have accepted the terms and conditions by ticking the box upon opening the map.
• Some layers will not load until you zoom into an area.
• The mapping service provider esri may be carrying out essential updates – this is usually a very limited time only and the map may load successfully again in 10-15 minutes time.

Land use mapping for the entire county is available to download as separate PDF documents from our webpage.
In the event that you continue to have difficulty accessing the interactive map, please contact us devplan@dlrcoco.ie with details of the issue.

All owners / occupiers of properties or structures being added to or deleted from the Record of Protected Structures (RPS) in the Draft Plan are legally required to be notified.
All properties located within a proposed Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) have been issued with a letter and a brief information leaflet.
Both the Record of Protected Structures and list of proposed Architectural Conservation Areas are set out in Appendix 4 of the Draft Plan. Additions to the RPS are in bold text.

During the Special County Development Plan meetings in October 2021, the Elected Members agreed to extend the boundary of the Marlborough Road ACA to include the Adelaide Road area.

Your property / structure has been recommended for inclusion onto the Record of Protected Structures “in order to protect a structure, or part of a structure, of special architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social or technical interest” (Section 54 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000, as amended).
A letter issued to owners/occupiers of properties added to the RPS in the Draft Plan states whether the recommendation was made by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage or by the Planning Authority.

Properties / structures recommended for addition by the Minister resulted from surveys carried out for part of the County. More specific details for a particular structure can be found in the surveys of the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage: here.

Properties / structures recommended for addition by the Planning Authority were the result of either - submissions received at pre-draft stage (see pre-draft CE Report for details), Motions from Elected Members (see Special Meetings from December 15-18th 2020), the property / structure was brought to our attention during the preparation of the current County Development Plan 2016-2022 or when dealing with planning applications since the adoption of the current Plan.
Further details with regard to Protected Structures can be found here on the Conservation section of our website.

If you have received a letter in relation to the addition of property / structure to the Record of Protected Structures in error, please advise the Planning Department as soon as possible using the contact details at the top of the letter.

The surveys carried out by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage for part of the County were not fully completed prior to the adoption of the current County Development Plan 2016-2022.

An Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) is a place, area, group of structures or townscape that is of special architectural, historical, archaeological, technical, social, cultural, or scientific, interest, or that contributes to the appreciation of a Protected Structure. An ACA aims to identify and protect areas of special significance and promote an awareness of this significance.


Further details with regard to ACA’s in general can be found here on the Conservation section of our website.
Further details with regard to the ACA’s proposed to be designated as part of the Draft Plan can be found in Appendix 4 and the Character Appraisal documents that accompany the Draft Plan.

In order to designate an ACA, a Character Appraisal for the area must be completed. At the time of preparing the Draft County Development Plan 2022-2028, the Character Appraisal Reports for the 5 proposed ACA’s had been carried out.

Flood Zone Maps are maps of areas predicted to be at risk of flooding in the 1.0% annual exceedance probability (AEP) event (1 in 100 year - Flood Zone A) and the 0.1% AEP event (1 in 1000 year - Flood Zone B).
The Flood Zone Maps were produced as an output of the Eastern Catchment Flood Risk Assessment & Management (ECFRAMs) project (2010 -2017) and were subject to statutory consultation and approval during that period.


For specific flood risk considerations of an area, please refer to Section 5 of Appendix 16 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment of the Draft Plan.

In the event that your query has not been covered here, please contact Clare Egan or Lisa Cairns, E:  devplan@dlrcoco.ie / T: 01 2054700.

The list of FAQs do not purport to be a legal interpretation of the Planning and Development Act 2000, (as amedned) and are simply for information purposes.

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