Dublin City Council is responsible for ensuring that all those who have an interest in the planning and economic development of the city have an input to the formulation of planning policies. Planning and economic development is achieved through implementing the objectives of the City Development Plan 2011-2017, regulating and managing new development proposals and protecting and enhancing the City’s architectural and urban heritage.
The Planning Department through its Development Plan sets out a vision and an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the City for this six year period. It also sets out guiding policies and objectives for the development of the City in terms of physical growth and renewal, economic, social and cultural activity, and environmental protection and enhancement. The City Development Plan must take account of various national and regional strategies and guidelines. The Plan reflects consultation with the general public and other interested bodies.
The making of the Dublin City Development Plan, Local Area Plans, any variation of a plan and any material contravention of the plan is a function reserved to the elected members of the Council. The Council must take the necessary steps to implement the objectives which are contained in the development plan.
Business as usual? What next for Planning?
Planning Conference- Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, D8
Thursday December 5th 2013 9.00 – 17.00 p.m. followed by wine reception
The last few years could not be described as business as usual. So what next for Planning? Join us for a discussion on ways to turn current challenges into opportunities to explore new ways of working towards a more collaborative urbanism. See here for the conference poster and here for the programme.
The idea for the conference arose from the publication of ‘The Planners Workbook’; 12 stories about planning in Dublin City. The positive reaction to the Workbook suggests that there is an opportunity to have some debate about the role of the planner and planning in the contemporary Irish context, and to reflect on the qualities that the planner needs in order to respond to complex urban challenges at many different scales. Joining us to share their own stories and to open the debate on the role of planning will be speakers from planning, university, other urban professions and the wider community, including the Dublin City Manager, City Planner and Lord Mayor.
The recent years have been difficult ones for all professions associated with the built environment, set against the backdrop of economic decline and virtual paralysis in the construction sector. These very difficulties have given pause for reflection, put the spotlight on assumed value systems, and prompted questions on how planning can contribute meaningfully to a difficult interim context and a less certain long-term future. Process is emerging as a key focus area. While funding for major projects and infrastructures is delayed or deferred, a tremendous bottom-up energy is visible from multiple city and self-help groups, many using modern technology to create new dynamics. Planning is challenged to connect, enable and complement this groundswell of citizen groups seeking to make a positive difference. Understanding the role of collaboration would seem to be an important starting point.
The conference theme is influenced by the Workbook, and hopes to ventilate the mind-set of the profession in answer to the above. Like the Workbook it will not aim to be a panacea to all questions and issues facing planners. It will however give us a chance to air some very positive trends and reflect on mind-set changes that are adjusting the balance and focus in modern planning. To Book your place please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacant Land Levy
Please click here to to read the Proposed Vacant Land Levy for the Inner City of Dublin.
This is the first report prepared for the SPC Steering Group on the wide issues of vacant land and buildings and related matters. The report and the initiative to set up the Steering Group and the Working Group shows the Councils integrated approach of which the vacant land levy forms one part.
Brownfields Steering Group Summary Report
Section 49 of the Planning & Development Act 2000 as amended Supplementary Development Contribution Scheme – Luas Docklands
Notice is hereby given that Dublin City Council at its Monthly Meeting of Council held on 2nd September, 2013 made a Supplementary Development Contribution Scheme for Luas Docklands in accordance with the provisions of Section 49 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended.
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North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock Strategic Development Zone
On the 18th December 2012, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, announced that parts of the Dublin Docklands area at North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock have been designated as a Strategic Development Zone (SDZ). Dublin City Council, at its meeting on 5th November 2013, decided by resolution to make the North Lotts & Grand Canal Dock Planning Scheme. For full details please click here.
Ashtown - Pelletstown Local Area Plan
Dublin City Council, being the Planning Authority for Dublin City, has prepared a Draft Local Area Plan for Ashtown-Pelletstown. Click here to read more
Dublin City Council is preparing a Local Area Plan (LAP) for Heuston & Environs. The purpose of this LAP is to provide enhanced detail on how this area should be developed and managed in a sustainable way to meet the needs of all residents in the area. Click Here for further details
Development Contribution Scheme 2013-2015
Notice is hereby given that Dublin City Council at its Monthly Meeting of Council held on 3rd December, 2012 made a Development Contribution Scheme in accordance with the provisions of Section 48 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended. Details of the proposed contributions under the Development Contribution Scheme as made for the administrative area of Dublin City Council are as follows:
| Industrial/Commercial Development
|| €93.42 per square metre of industrial/commercial development |
|| €115.21 per square metre of residential development|
|The above rates shall be fixed from 1st January 2013 to 31st December 2014. The rate of contributions for the period 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2015 shall be determined at the appropriate time in consideration of any changes in the Tender Price Index in the intervening time. The commencement of the Scheme becomes effective for decisions to grant permission from 1st January, 2013.|
The following documents are available to download: Development Contribution Scheme 2013-2015 Consultants Report
An Bord Pleanála approved the making of a Planning Scheme for the Grangegorman Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) on 2nd May, 2012. A copy of the consolidated Planning Scheme document incorporating the Draft Planning Scheme, April 2011, the modifications adopted by Dublin City Council on 25th July 2011 and the further modifications approved by An Bord Pleanala on 2nd May 2012 has been drawn up by the Grangegorman Development Agency. Click here for further details
Your City, Your Space; Dublin City Public Realm Strategy has now been finalised and adopted by Dublin City Council at its meeting on September 3rd. The strategy aims to improving Dublin’s attractiveness to those who live, work in or visit the city by agreeing standards for how the public realm is planned, designed and managed. Click here for further details
Dublin City Council’s plans to replace Grafton Street’s brick paving with a new stone paving are now available for viewing. The City Council will phase the works, which also include plans for new street furniture on Grafton Street, to ensure businesses remain open during the repaving. The proposals include all necessary service, utility and associated site works. Should approval be granted Dublin City Council anticipates that work will begin in May 2013 and finish approximately 14 months later. Find out more about the proposals. Find out more about the proposals