The Draft Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028 is a strategic policy framework document that sets out priorities for the city. It includes policies and objectives that will guide the future development of the city over the next six- year period and beyond. This Draft Plan is now on public display and submissions on the draft can be made until 14th of February 2022.
“We were delighted to receive 752 submissions from the public in Stage 1 of the public consultation as it is so important for everyone in Dublin to have an input into shaping our city. The Draft Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028 is now on public display at www.dublincitydevelopmentplan.ie and in the Dublin City Council Civic Offices and local Area Offices by appointment. We are inviting people to make submissions on this draft plan. Make sure that you have your say in influencing and directing the vision for the future of your city. Your opinion matters”, said Alison Gilliland, Lord Mayor of Dublin.
Dublin citizens, community groups, businesses, organisations and children (or groups that represent children) are invited to share their views, thoughts and wishes for the city, by taking part in the second stage of the public consultation process. This engagement will ensure that a shared vision to guide future development for the benefit of the city and all its citizens is reflected in the final plan.
The Development Plan will guide the spatial direction of future development and regeneration in the city in compliance with National & Regional Policy. It also includes Housing Strategy and Retail Strategy as well as a wide range of other important topics. It sets out policies on conservation, archaeology, and the protection of the built heritage as well as green infrastructure and recreational amenities in the city, culture, sustainable transport provision, climate action, economic development, and sustainable environmental infrastructure. The Draft Plan includes detailed zoning maps.
Further highlighting the importance of the Draft Plan, Owen Keegan, Chief Executive, Dublin City Council noted, “We are going through a particularly difficult and challenging time. As we move beyond the pandemic, we must ensure that we continue to build on the foundations of what has been delivered in terms of investment, growth and regeneration over the life of the last Development Plan. This is your City, so help us to plan for its future by engaging with the Draft Plan and have your say in the development of our great city”.
Submissions should be made through Dublin City Council’s online consultation portal at www.dublincitydevelopmentplan.ie. A submission can also be made by post to Development Plan Team, Planning and Property Development Department, Dublin City Council, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. The public consultation period is open until 14th of February 2022.