Senior Executive Officer
Planning & Economic Development
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Welcome to the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Dundrum Local Area Plan 2023 webpage.
The Dundrum Local Area Plan (DLAP) sets out the policies and objectives to guide future development in Dundrum.
The DLAP was made by the Elected Members, by way of a resolution, at a Special Council Meeting on the 10th October 2023 and came into effect on Tuesday, 21st November 2023.
The vision for Dundrum is of a vibrant, inclusive, sustainable and attractive town which is connected to and supports surrounding neighbourhoods and functions as a place people can enjoy, to live in, work in and visit.
Copies of the Local Area Plan (incorporating the SFRA), the accompanying SEA Report, the SEA Statement, the Natura Impact Report and AA Conclusion Statement are available for inspection online (below) and at the following locations:
- Planning Department, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin (Mon-Fri (excluding Bank Holidays) between 10.00a.m. and 4.00p.m.)
- Council Offices, Dundrum Office Park, Main Street, Dundrum, Dublin 14 (Mon-Fri (excluding Bank Holidays) from 9.30a.m. to 12.30p.m. and 1.30p.m. to 4.30p.m.)
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.
A Local Area Plan is a 6 year plan, unless it is extended to 10 years.
The Dundrum Local Area Plan documents can be viewed in full:
- on this webpage by expanding the 'Dundrum Local Area Plan 2023' banner.
- In the Dundrum Council Offices Mon-Fri (except bank holidays) 9:30am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm
- County Hall Mon-Fri (excluding Bank Holidays) between 10.00a.m and 4.00p.m.
- Upon request in any dlr library branch. Details of each library opening times are set out here.
A hard copy of the Dundrum LAP can be viewed at the following locations:
- Dundrum Council Offices,
- County Hall, Dún Laoghaire, and
- In all dlr library branches.
Your views helped shape the direction that the final Local Area Plan.
Your written submissions / observations were reviewed and summarised, and recommendations were made in response to them in a Chief Executive's Report.
This report was circulated to the Elected Members for their consideration in September 2023.
The Elected Members agreed to make the Local Area Plan, by way of a resolution, with minor amendments at a a Special Council Meeting on the 10th October 2023.
Thank you for taking the time to have your say in the process by making a written submission / observation and helping to shape the policy framework for your area.
A Local Area Plan does not contain development proposals, rather, it sets out policies and objectives to help guide any future development within an area.
A number of ‘site frameworks’ are set out in Chapter 2 of the Local Area plan that provide site specific parameters for future development.
All proposed development is subject to assessment by way of a planning application.
The Dundrum Local Area Plan was informed by an Area Based Transport Assessment (ABTA).
A number of the ABTA recommendations have been incorporated into the LAP in the form of objectives that will facilitate future improvements to public transport, pedestrian movement, cycling provision and the road network in the area.
After the public consultation, the planning authority prepared a Chief Executive's Report which was circulated to the Elected Members for their consideration.
The Elected Members then made the LAP, by way of a resolution, with minor amendments at a Special Council Meeting on the 10th October 2023. The LAP then came into effect, 6 weeks later, on Tuesday, 21st November 2023.
Each stage of the plan making process for a Local Area Plan is set out below (click to enlarge).
Volume I of the Chief Executive’s report summarises the issues raised in the Draft LAP chapter sequence together with the Chief Executives response and recommendation.
Volume II of the Chief Executive’s report summaries every submission and lists the persons who made a submission. Each summary contains a submission number, the person / organisation name (where provided) and the chapter of the Draft LAP to which the issues raised relate.
The easiest way to locate your submission is to search your name / organisation in Volume II (hold ‘Ctrl’ & ‘F’ together to open the search bar in the document). Take a note of the submission number, prefixed with the letter ‘B’.
Open Volume I and search this document using the relevant submission number. Note, that the submission number may be listed under more than one issue – use the next/previous buttons in the search bar to navigate to other issues as required.
You may also view your submission in full by clicking on the submission number within the Chief Executive’s report.
The webinar video is available to view on the Draft LAP webpage and on the dlr YouTube channel here.
The slides presented during the webinar are available to view under the Stages involved in the preparation of the Dundrum Local Area Plan list above or, the Draft LAP presentation can be viewed here and the ABTA presentation can be viewed here.
In the event that your query isn't addressed on this webpage, you can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dundrum Local Area Plan 2023 comes into effect 21st November, 2023.