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