Have Your Say about Your City’s Future
Published on 16th December 2020
Public Consultation Opens for the Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028
16th December 2020: Dublin citizens (including youth groups, children and those representing children), communities, businesses and organisations are invited to share their views, thoughts, and wishes for the city, by taking part in the first stage of the public consultation process for the Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028, which was launched today. This engagement forms a key part in the drafting of this Plan to ensure that it reflects a shared vision, guiding future development for the benefit of the city and all its citizens.
“I’m asking everyone to take part in this consultation process so that your views can be heard and incorporated, resulting in the best plan possible for all of us who call Dublin City home,” said Hazel Chu, Lord Mayor of Dublin. “A submission does not need to be a long report, it can simply be a comment on what you love about the city, or ideas on how it can be improved in the future,” she added.
A Strategic Issues Paper has been prepared to inform the first stage of public consultation. This provides an overview of the key themes, issues and challenges that are likely to be considered in the new plan. The key themes are:
- Shaping the City, How should the city grow?
- Climate Action, How should we protect the city’s natural environment and promote a low carbon society?
- Quality Housing and Sustainable Neighbourhoods, How do we improve our neighbourhoods?
- The City Economy, How do we support economic growth and spread the benefits across the whole community?
- The City, Urban Villages and Retail, How can we support shops and markets in the city?
- Sustainable Movement and Transport, How do we encourage more people to use public transport, walk and cycle?
- Green Infrastructure, Open Space, Recreation and Natural Heritage, How should the city facilitate the growing need for sporting and recreational uses?
- Built Heritage and Archaeology, How can Dublin’s archaeology and important older buildings be best promoted and protected?
- Culture, How can we support new cultural spaces in the city?
- Sustainable Environmental Infrastructure and Flood Risk, How can we support new technologies for clean energy and high quality digital connectivity?
“This is a time of unprecedented and complex challenges for the City, with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Brexit and climate change. We have now an opportunity to respond to these challenges, to build on the success of the significant investment and regeneration seen in the City over the life of the last development plan,” commented Owen Keegan, Chief Executive, Dublin City Council. “Our objective at the Council is to ensure the continued consolidation of the City, sustainable patterns of development and the creation of a dynamic and vibrant core complemented by well serviced and integrated neighbourhoods. Help us to plan for the future of Dublin as a great City to live in, do business and enjoy,” he added.
Submissions or observations 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 4.30pm on February 22nd 2021.
Note to Editors:
- Submissions will only be accepted during the designated public consultation periods.
- A summary of the key points of the submission should be included. Submissions should be succinct and relevant to planning and development matters.
- Submissions need to include the person’s name and address.
- All submissions will be posted on the Dublin City Council website within 10 days of receipt and will include the name of the individual or organisation who made the submission. Any other identifying details will be removed in line with General Data Protection Regulations.
- At this point in the process (the pre-Draft Plan Stage) submissions/ observations should relate to Strategic Issues only, i.e. “the big picture”. Site specific issues or the zoning of land for any purpose is not considered at this stage of the Development Plan process.
- Full details of the current Plan and each stage of the future Plan will be available on dublincitydevelopmentplan.ie