1.3 Statutory Context

This Dublin City Development Plan 20162022 has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended), the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations, 2004 and Article 6 of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC.

The development plan sets out the spatial framework for the city within the context of the National Development Plan, National Spatial Strategy (2002 – 2020), National Climate Change Strategy, Regional Planning Guidelines for the Greater Dublin Area (2010 – 2022) and the Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area 2016 – 2035. The key provisions of the national and regional development frameworks, and also the relationship between these higher level policy frameworks and this development plan for the city, are set out in Appendix 1. The development plan also contains a strategic flood risk assessment, a housing strategy and a retail strategy (contained in appendices).

Taking account of the development framework set out in higher level regional and national plans, the proposed strategy for Dublin promotes the consolidation of the city, maximising efficient use of land and integrating land use and transport, within the context of an over-arching philosophy of sustainability and quality of life factors. The development plan is fully consistent with all of these higher level plans, as is demonstrated in the core strategy (next chapter).