South Dublin County Development Plan 2022 -2028 Strategic Issues Consultation Booklet

Closed31 Jul, 2020, 8:30am - 28 Sep, 2020, 11:59pm

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South Dublin County Council are commencing the review of the current South Dublin County 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 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.

What is a County Development Plan?

The County Development Plan is a document that guides the future growth and development of the County.

How to Join the Conversation?

This is YOUR opportunity to contribute towards the first steps in shaping and directing the future growth and vision for YOUR County, YOUR Neighbourhood.

Join the conversation and let us know your views for the next South Dublin County Development Plan 2022-2028.

This is only the first stage of the plan making process. The conversation at this stage is strategic in nature, looking at the big picture issues when it comes to delivering a balanced land use plan – the County Development Plan - for South Dublin County and your neighbourhood. Eight key strategic issues have been identified, set out in the following pages as setting a framework for the future development of your County/Neighbourhood. We are looking for your views on such issues.

At this first stage of the Development Plan process submissions in relation to land use zoning cannot be considered. This will happen at the later Draft Plan stage, see the process timeline in this booklet.

You can give your feedback by making a submission through one of the following options:

  • By Post
    Senior Executive Officer, Forward Planning Section,Land Use Planning and Transportation Department, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24 A3XC

  • Via this Consultation Portal 
    The portal enables you to view the Issues Paper and to make your submission online. All submissions, whether received by post or via the portal, will be published within 10 days of receipt.

    To make a submission on this portal register for a free account and click on the activation email that will be sent to your email. You will then be logged in and can make a submission. 

Public Consultation

The consultation period for this stage of the plan will run from the 31st of July until the 28th of September 2020.  

Submissions made via the portal close at 11.59pm on the 28th of September. You must press submit on your submission before this time. Postal Submissions close at 4pm on the 28th of September.

Public Webinars

County Development Plan review webinars will be open to all and run on the 3rd of September at 11am and the 16th of September at 7pm where the issues for the plan will be discussed and questions/views/ideas can be raised/shared.

Arranging a Meeting

If you wish to discuss the plan please email and a meeting will be arranged. Note meetings are strictly by appointment only and will be facilitated between the hours of 1pm and 4pm each Tuesday.  Appointments can be arranged to be carried out by phone or at South Dublin County Council offices. To book appointment with a planner please email

Note: In the event that a further easing of Covid 19 social distancing restrictions occurs during the consultation period, further public engagement formats may be implemented. To keep up to date with such proposals follow the latest news page on our website en/devplan2022 and our social media posts.

To keep up to date with any other consultation events follow the Latest News, our social media posts and in our Echo newspaper articles.

Consultation Period

31st July-28th September


3rd September and 16th September


Tuesdays 1-4pm Arrange a meeting to discuss.

How will my ideas / views inform the Plan?

Your views will help to shape the direction that the Development Plan will take. We will review your ideas/views, known as submissions, summarise and make recommendations on them. This will be presented to the Councillors in November 2020 in the form of the Chief Executive’s report. Your councillors will consider the report and provide direction and input to the draft Plan for publication in July 2021.

Your views will be published on our planning portal and website where the Chief Executive’s report will also be made available.

Your ideas and views make a difference – help shape our county.