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Pre-Draft Public Consultation on the Preparation of the Old Connaught Draft Local Area Plan

 

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council intends to prepare a Draft Local Area Plan* for the Old Connaught area. We are now engaging in a pre-draft public consultation pursuant to Section 20(1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and would like to take the opportunity to invite the public to have their say in relation to the future development of the Old Connaught Local Area Plan area.

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Pre-Draft Issues Paper

We are now at the ‘Pre-Draft’ stage of the LAP preparations process. This stage involves the publication of the Pre-Draft Issues Paper. This issues paper poses a series of questions under a number of themes to prompt ideas on the type of issues that the Draft LAP should address. 

The ‘Pre-Draft Issues Paper’ and associated maps are set out below and may be inspected at the following locations:

  • Planning and Economic Development Department, County Hall, Dun Laoghaire (10.00 am – 4.00 p.m.)
  • Council Offices, Dundrum Office Park, Dundrum (9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m., 1.30 p.m – 4.30 p.m.)
  • dlr Libraries (opening hours for each library can be found here)

Process of Preparing a Local Area Plan

The process and timeline for preparing an LAP is governed by the Planning and Development Act and may extend to 41 weeks before final plan adoption. The key stages in the process relate to first carrying out non-statutory public and stakeholder consultation in the form of a high level Issues Paper. A Draft LAP is then prepared for further consultation. If material alterations are proposed to the Draft Plan then further consultations occur. Any changes to the plan on foot of public consultation are incorporated and then a final LAP is presented to the Council for adoption.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Make a Submission/Observation

Written observations or submissions regarding the Pre-Draft Issues Paper or any other key issues that you wish to have considered in the preparation of the new Draft LAP are now invited from members of the public and all other interested parties, as well as children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children. Ongoing public consultation throughout the plan-making process will help inform the preparation of the new LAP.

Submissions and observations on the Pre-Draft Consultation shall be made in one of the following ways:

  • In writing to - Senior Executive Officer, Planning and Economic Development Department, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96 K6C, or,
  • Online

Please made your submission / observation by one medium only, i.e. hard copy or online.

*A Local Area Plan (LAP) is a statutory document prepared by the Local Authority in accordance with the requirements of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).  A Draft Plan will set out the vision and overarching land use strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the area over the lifetime of the Local Area Plan.

FAQS

A Local Area Plan (LAP) is a statutory document prepared by the Local Authority in accordance with the requirements of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). A LAP consists of a suite of policies and objectives to guide the development of an area for a period of 6 years.

A LAP sets out a land use strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development an area and consists of a written statement and maps indicating:

  • objectives for the zoning of land for the use solely or primarily of particular areas for particular purposes, or
  • other objectives in such detail as may be determined by the Planning Authority for the proper planning and sustainable development of the area to which it applies, including the objective of development of land on a phased basis and, detail on community facilities and amenities and on standards for the design of developments and structures.

Submissions / observations on the Pre-Draft Consultation can be made in one of the following ways:

  • In writing to - Senior Executive Officer, Planning and Economic Development Department, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96 K6C, or,
  • Online through our Consultation Hub

Yes, there will be two public information sessions in St. Gerard's School, Thornhill Road on:

  • Thursday 18th May from 4pm-8pm, and,
  • Monday 29th May from 4pm-8pm.
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