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Mayor Launches Review of County Development Plan

South Dublin County Council are commencing the review of the current South Dublin County Council Development Plan 2016-2022 and are preparing a new County Development Plan (the Plan) that will set out the framework to guide future development up to 2028. The Consultation phase (Stage 1) has commenced and will run for an 8-week period from the 31st of July to the 28th of September 2020. Join the conversation and help shape the future development of Your County, Your Neighbourhood. To view the live launch @3pm on the 31/07/20 visit www.instagram.com/sdublincoco/ www.facebook.com/SouthDublinCountyCouncil

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Mayor Launches Review of County Development Plan

The Timeline:

Note exact dates may be subject to change over the course of the process

Stage 1 - Pre Draft

July 31, 2020
July 31, 2020

Notice of intention of Planning Authority to Prepare a new Development Plan (Issues Paper). Commence Public Consultation

September 28, 2020
September 28, 2020

End of Public Consultation. Prepare Chief Executives Report on Pre-Draft Submissions.

November 20, 2020
November 20, 2020

Councillors Consider Chief Executive's Report on Submissions and issue Directions by 4th of February.

February 4, 2021
February 4, 2021

Preparation of Chief Executive's Draft Plan begins.

April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021

Councillors Consider Chief Executive's Draft Plan.

Stage 2

June 22, 2021
June 22, 2021

Plan deemed to be Draft Plan unless amended. Preparation of Draft County Development Plan begins.

July 5, 2021
July 5, 2021

Draft Plan Public Consultation July 5th 2021 to September 14th 2021

September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021

Prepare Chief Executive's Report on Draft Plan Submissions

December 3, 2021
December 3, 2021

Councillors Consider Chief Executives Report on Submissions.

Stage 3

March 3, 2022
March 3, 2022

Councillor's ADOPT or AMEND Draft Plan. Preparation of Amendments to Draft Plan begins.

March 23, 2022
March 23, 2022

Public Consultation on Amendments to Draft Plan begins.

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

Public Consultation on Amendments to Draft Plan ends. Preparation of Chief Executive's Report on Submissions begins.

May 17, 2022
May 17, 2022

Councillors Consider Chief Executive's Report on Submissions. Plan must now be MADE.

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

Development Plan is Made

Stage 4

August 8, 2022
August 8, 2022

South Dublin County Development Plan comes into effect

Context - Bigger Picture

The Plan sits within a hierarchy of plans and is required to have a Core Strategy which will show that the objectives in the plan are consistent with the objectives set out in National and Regional Strategies.

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Context - Bigger Picture
Infrastructure & Communities
Conservation & Rivers

The Plan 'Must Haves'

In addition to compliance with National, Regional and Ministerial Guidelines the Plan must include a number of mandatory requirements as set out under Section 10 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended).
Such Objectives include;

Infrastructure & Communities
Zoning & Regeneration
ACAs & Amenities
Conservation & Rivers
LC & Housing
Climate-Change-Adaptation
Zoning & Regeneration
LC & Housing
ACAs & Amenities
Climate-Change-Adaptation

Context - The Current Plan

The new Plan will follow from previous 6-year County Development Plans which have set the foundations for existing development and development currently under construction within the County.

Read more on the current plan and some key achievements
Context - The Current Plan