Draft Fingal Biodiversity Action Plan 2022-2030

Opendate_range24 May, 2022, 11:00am - 5 Jul, 2022, 11:59pm

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Fingal County Council is preparing a new Biodiversity Action Plan for Fingal covering the period 2022 to 2030.

We have a biodiversity crisis and urgent action is needed.

The Biodiversity Action Plan puts forward an ambitious programme of a hundred actions to reverse the decline in biodiversity by 2030. The actions are based upon recommendations made in ecological studies and on proposals put forward by nature conservation NGO’s, members of the public, the Public Participation Network, Strategic Policy Committee members and various Council Departments.

The actions in this plan are centred around six topics:

  1. Delivery of the Ecological Network across Fingal
  2. Building for Biodiversity
  3. Climate change adaption and mitigation
  4. Agri environment schemes and rewilding
  5. Research & monitoring
  6. Raising awareness

We want to hear the views of organisations and individuals with an interest in biodiversity in relation to the Draft Biodiversity Action Plan. 

You can view or download the Draft Biodiversity Action Plan by clicking on the tab under the heading "Contents" on the right. 

A copy of the Draft Biodiversity Plan is also available for consultation at Council offices in Swords and Blanchardstown.


Pictued above: Fingal Ecological Network by Jeroen Helmer, Ark Natuurontwikkeling.

Online Information Sessions

Two live online information events are planned to provide more information on the draft Biodiversity Action Plan. These one hour sessions will include a presentation on the draft plan by Fingal’s Biodiversity Officer and give you an oportunity to ask questions.

Register for one of these sessions by clicking on a date of your choice below.

1. Wednesday, 15 June 2022. 7 - 8.30pm. 

2. Thursday, 23 June. 7 - 8.30pm.           


Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA)

The draft Biodiversity Action Plan has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 and Article 6 of the Habitats Directive92/43/EEC. The SEA and AA process, carried out in tandem with the preparation of the draft Biodiversity Action Plan, have ensured full integration and consideration of environmental issues throughout the action plan preparation process.

The SEA Environmental Report and the AA Screening report and the concluded SEA & AA screening determinations associated with the draft Biodiversity Action Plan are available as separate documents by clicking on the tab under the heading "Contents" on the right.


Submissions and Observations can be made in respect of the draft Biodiversity Plan from Tuesday 24th May to Tuesday 5th July 2022 (inclusive).

Submissions/Observations can be made as follows:

Online at https://consult.fingal.ie  OR

By email to biodiversity@fingal.ie OR

In writing to:

Biodiversity Officer, Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main St., Swords, Co. Dublin, K67X8Y2.

Please make your submission by one medium only i.e. in hard copy or online or by email.


Any submission or observation must state your name, address and where relevant, the body or organisations you represent. Details including the names of those making submissions or observations may be included in the minutes of Council Meetings and subsequently published on the Fingal County Council Website.


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 23.59hrs, Tuesday, 05 July 2022