Appendix 2: Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023 Objectives relating to Dublin Airport

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Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023 Objectives relating to Dublin Airport. The Fingal Development Plan 2017- 2023 includes the following relevant objectives relating to Dublin Airport.

CHAPTER 4 URBAN FINGAL

OBJECTIVE SWORDS 5

Actively promote and support the early development of the indicative route for new Metro North linking Swords with Dublin Airport and Dublin City Centre.

OBJECTIVE SWORDS 13

Facilitate the development of the Swords Western Ring Road (SWRR) linking the R132 (east of the M1 and north of the Lissenhall interchange) to the N2 via the proposed ‘Dublin Airport Box’ road network.

CHAPTER 5 RURAL FINGAL

OBJECTIVE RF40

Apply the provisions of the Rural Settlement Strategy, only with regard to ‘New Housing for Farming Families’ as set out within this chapter, within the Airport Inner Noise Zone, and subject to the following restrictions:

  • Under no circumstances shall any dwelling be permitted within the predicted 69dB LAeq 16 hours noise contour.

  • Comprehensive noise insulation shall be required for any house permitted under this objective.

  • Any planning application shall be accompanied by a noise assessment report produced by a specialist in noise assessment which shall specify all proposed noise mitigation measures together with a declaration of acceptance of the applicant with regard to the result of the noise acceptance report.

OBJECTIVE RF41

Apply the provisions of the Rural Settlement Strategy as it applies to “New Housing for the Rural Community other than for those who are actively engaged in farming” for rural community members located within the Inner Noise Zone on suitable sites located within two kilometres outside the Inner Noise Zone. For those living to the east of the M1, only suitable sites located to the east of the M1 will be considered, and for those living to the west of the M1, only suitable sites located to the west of the M1 will be considered.

CHAPTER 6 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

OBJECTIVE ED11

Maximise sustainable economic opportunities associated with the presence of key infrastructural assets within the County including Dublin Airport, the national motorway network, railway services, and the close proximity to Dublin City and Dublin Port via the Port Tunnel.

OBJECTIVE ED13

Realise the benefits associated with the Dublin-Belfast Economic Corridor through supporting appropriate forms of development at key locations in accordance with the Fingal Settlement Strategy.

OBJECTIVE ED30

Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders, relevant agencies and sectoral representatives to ensure that Dublin Airport is developed and promoted as a secondary hub to capitalise on the associated wider economic benefits for Fingal and the wider region.

OBJECTIVE ED31

Ensure that the required infrastructure and facilities are provided at Dublin Airport so that the aviation sector can develop further and operate to its maximum sustainable potential, whilst taking into account the impact on local residential areas, and any negative impact such proposed developments may have on the sustainability of similar existing developments in the surrounding area, and the impact on the environment, including the climate.

OBJECTIVE ED33

Balance the impact of expansion of aviation and the important strategic issue of reducing carbon emissions.

OBJECTIVE ED34

Engage with and support the DAA and other employment providers in aviation uses associated with Dublin Airport to create quality and easily accessible employment opportunities for Fingal residents.

OBJECTIVE ED84

Support economic growth within the Metropolitan Area through consolidating, strengthening and promoting the strategic importance of the major urban centres of Swords and Blanchardstown and of key employment locations such as Dublin Airport and Dublin 15.

OBJECTIVE ED89

Prepare and/or implement the following Local Area Plans during the lifetime of this Plan:

  • Dublin Airport (see Map Sheet 11, LAP 11.A)

OBJECTIVE ED97

Prepare the Dublin Airport Local Area Plan within the lifetime of the Development Plan in collaboration with key stakeholders, relevant agencies, sectoral representatives and local communities.

CHAPTER 7 MOVEMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

OBJECTIVE MT25

Support TII and the NTA in developing a revised design of the proposed new Metro North that addresses the needs of the Swords-Airport-City Centre corridor, environmental sensitivities and securing permission from An Bord Pleanála.

OBJECTIVE MT33

Facilitate and promote the enhancement of bus services through bus priority measures including bus lanes and bus gates. Support the NTA in the implementation of Bus Rapid Transit from Blanchardstown to Belfield and from Swords to Merrion Square, subject to detailed design.

OBJECTIVE DA01

Facilitate the operation and future development of Dublin Airport, in line with Government policy, recognising its role in the provision of air transport, both passenger and freight.

OBJECTIVE DA02

Prepare and implement a new Local Area Plan for Dublin Airport which will accommodate the future sustainable growth and development of the airport lands while also facilitating the efficient and effective operation of Dublin Airport in accordance with the requirements of the Local Area Plan and proper planning and sustainable development.

OBJECTIVE DA03

Safeguard the current and future operational, safety, technical and developmental requirements of Dublin Airport and provide for its ongoing development within a sustainable development framework, having regard to both the environmental impact on local communities and the economic impact on businesses within the area.

OBJECTIVE DA04

Facilitate the on-going augmentation and improvement of terminal facilities at Dublin Airport.

OBJECTIVE DA05

Facilitate the development of a second major east-west runway at Dublin Airport and the extension of the existing east-west runway 10/28.

OBJECTIVE DA07

Strictly control inappropriate development and require noise insulation where appropriate within the Outer Noise Zone, and actively resist new provision for residential development and other noise sensitive uses within the Inner Noise Zone, as shown on the Development Plan maps, while recognising the housing needs of established families farming in the zone. To accept that time based operational restrictions on usage of a second runway are not unreasonable to minimize the adverse impact of noise on existing housing within the inner and outer noise zone.

OBJECTIVE DA10

Restrict development which would give rise to conflicts with aircraft movements on environmental or safety grounds on lands in the vicinity of the Airport and on the main flight paths serving the Airport, and in particular restrict residential development in areas likely to be affected by levels of noise inappropriate to residential use.

OBJECTIVE DA11

Review the operation of the Noise Zones on an ongoing basis in line with the most up to date legislative frameworks in the area, the ongoing programme of noise monitoring in the vicinity of the Airport flight paths, and the availability of improved noise forecasts.

OBJECTIVE DA12

Restrict the Crosswind Runway to essential occasional use on completion of the second east-west runway.

OBJECTIVE DA13

Promote appropriate land use patterns in the vicinity of the flight paths serving the Airport, having regard to the precautionary principle, based on existing and anticipated environmental and safety impacts of aircraft movements.

OBJECTIVE DA14

Review Public Safety Zones associated with Dublin Airport and implement the policies to be determined by the Government in relation to these Public Safety Zones.

OBJECTIVE DA15

Take into account relevant publications issued by the Irish Aviation Authority in respect of the operations of and development in and around Dublin Airport.

OBJECTIVE DA16

Continue to take account of the advice of the Irish Aviation Authority with regard to the effects of any development proposals on the safety of aircraft or the safe and efficient navigation thereof.

OBJECTIVE DA18

Ensure that every development proposal in the environs of the Airport takes account of the current and predicted changes in air quality, greenhouse emissions and local environmental conditions.

OBJECTIVE DA19

Ensure that every development proposal in the environs of the Airport takes into account the impact on water quality, water based-habitats and flooding of local streams and rivers and to provide mitigation of any negative impacts through avoidance or design and ensure compliance with the Eastern River Basin District Management Plan.

OBJECTIVE DA20

Take account of the global and local impacts of aviation as well as the likelihood of international action to limit greenhouse gas emissions from aviation through action at the International Civil Aviation Organisation ICAO as mandated in the Kyoto Protocol when evaluating any proposals to significantly increase the use of Dublin Airport.

OBJECTIVE DA21

Ensure that all development within the Dublin Airport Local Area Plan lands will be of a high standard of design, to reflect the prestigious nature of an international gateway airport, and its location adjacent to Dublin City.

OBJECTIVE DA22

Control the supply of car parking at the Airport so as to maximize as far as is practical the use of public transport by workers and passengers and to secure the efficient use of land.

OBJECTIVE DA23

Encourage and facilitate the provision of an integrated public transport network to serve Dublin Airport.

OBJECTIVE DA24

Protect and enhance the transportation capacity required to provide for the surface access needs of the Airport.

OBJECTIVE DA25

Maintain and protect accessibility to the Airport as a priority.

OBJECTIVE DA26

Restrict housing development in order to minimize the potential for future conflict between Airport operations and the environmental conditions for residents.

OBJECTIVE DA28

Prepare a strategy for ‘St. Margaret’s Special Policy Area’ involving consultation between the existing community, Fingal County Council and the Dublin Airport Authority.

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