Chapter 12: Implementation and Monitoring

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12.1  Introduction

The implementation and delivery of the Fingal Development Plan is a key objective of Fingal County Council, and it is acknowledged that this requires a concerted range of actions by the entire organisation in order to ensure that the policies and objectives of the Plan are fully implemented. The Plan sets out the Councils vision and strategic overview, including policies and objectives that will guide the sustainable future growth of Fingal.

The Council will utilise its wide range of statutory powers and responsibilities to achieve and implement the objectives of the Plan. It is also acknowledged that the implementation of objectives may take a number of plan cycles to be fully realised.

While the Council will take a leadership role in the implementation and delivery of key policies and objectives in the Plan, it will also require the continued engagement and collaboration with local communities, relevant stakeholders and adjoining Local Authorities. This collaboration is imperative to achieving desired results and ensuring the successful implementation of specific policies and objectives. The Council, through collaboration with communities and networks, such as the Public Participation Network, Social Inclusion Community and Activation Programme, the Fingal Local Community Development Committee, and Fingal Comhairle na nÓg, will develop on-going engagement processes for the implementation of the Development Plan.

Fingal County Council will carry out a 2-year progress report on the Plan, where each specific objective is identified and progress on implementation of same recorded. The Council will also continue to engage with the Eastern and Midlands Regional Assembly and report on progress made in supporting the objectives of the RSES and MASP in accordance with Section 25A (1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).

12.2   Implementation

A key mechanism for the implementation and monitoring of policies and objectives of the Plan is through the Development Management process, which includes information regarding the number of planning applications, units permitted and constructed etc.

During the implementation phase, proactive measures will be taken to enable the delivery of the housing targets outlined in the Core Strategy. The policies and objectives of the Plan are aligned with the principles of compact growth as stipulated in the NPF and RSES. Active land management measures including the implementation of the vacant site levy on all vacant residential and regeneration lands as set out in the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 (as amended) are key means to implement the Plan. Local Area Plans, Masterplans and Framework Plans will provide a further range of mechanisms to secure active land management.

In addition, the ‘Fingal Urban Capacity Study 2021’ undertaken to inform the preparation of the Plan and constituting a snapshot in time of potential opportunities for consolidation within existing settlements, has identified a range  of  sites  of  varying  size  within  villages,  towns  and  large  urban centres which offer the possibility of significant residential delivery on greenfield, brownfield, vacant and underutilised lands. This study and the resulting Masterplans and Framework Plans for chosen areas will be key factors in the implementation of the policies and objectives of the Plan.

The Council will continue to secure funding from state and other investment programmes to support the implementation of the policies and objectives of the Plan, including funding under the Rural and Urban Regeneration and Development Funds.

Fingal County Council seeks to promote the implementation of the Plan in a rational and sequential manner. It is also an aim to ensure that developments are appropriately phased and that essential facilities, such as active travel infrastructure,  roads infrastructure, water, sewerage, schools and community facilities, are secured and provided in conjunction with proposed developments.

The implementation of the policies and objectives of the Plan, and the delivery of desired planning outcomes, may be subject to a range of external factors, most notably wider economic circumstances and availability of resources.

12.3  Monitoring

The implementation and monitoring system is intended to function as a formal feedback loop. The framework will form an evidence-based input and integrate with the review process of the subsequent Fingal Development Plan 2029 – 2035. This framework is also designed to assist the Planning Authority in preparing reports in meeting its statutory requirements, including:

  • The 2 Year Review of the 2023 – 2029 Fingal Development Plan.
  • Report to the Regional Assembly setting out progress made in supporting objectives of the RSES.

Fingal County Council will prepare an Annual Development Plan Monitoring Report on the Core Strategy. New housing development activity will be monitored, and the report will illustrate the development trends being experienced at settlement level and assess the consistency of such trends with the agreed housing and population targets as set out in the Core Strategy of the Plan. This information will be sourced from internal processes such as Development Management planning data and external sources such as the CSO.

Fingal County Council also plays an important role on the Dublin Housing Supply Coordination Task Force, an initiative of the Government’s Construction 2020 – A Strategy for a Renewed Construction Sector. The task force comprises the four Dublin local authorities, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and a number of other bodies. Fingal County Council compiles regular updates on residential developments completed, under construction and those currently in the planning system, such as current planning applications, in order to monitor the delivery of housing units and the quantum of ‘ready to go’ and potential development sites in the County.

Article 10 of the SEA Directive requires monitoring of the significant environmental effects of the implementation of the Plan in order to identify, at an early stage, unforeseen adverse effects and to enable appropriate remedial action to be undertaken. While the monitoring system set out below incorporates some monitoring of environment related objectives, the full and comprehensive monitoring and evaluation assessment, required to be undertaken under Article 10 of the SEA Directive, is set out in the Strategic Environmental Assessment that accompanies the Plan.

Every effort has been made to formulate policies and objectives in the Plan that are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Assignable, Realistic and Time-related). However, it is acknowledged that not all policies and objectives may be measured in easily identifiable quantitative values. The intention of many of the policies included in the Plan are wide ranging and many polices are intended to facilitate and support a chosen outcome, rather than act as a direct means of delivering the outcome. Numerous policies and objectives relate to the Development Management process which will be implemented through established internal processes and procedures.

The Implementation and Monitoring System seeks to align, where possible, the right indicators that appropriately reflect and measure whether a policy and objective is being achieved. Given the number, complexity and long-term nature of some of the policies and objectives, it is not necessarily practical to indicate progress on each individual one. A monitoring system has been established to provide a greater level of understanding as to whether and to what extent the policies and objectives of the Plan are being realised. This system provides for the assessment of activity over the lifetime of the Plan, which includes qualitative and quantitative measures of the policies and objectives. The Implementation and Monitoring System for the Plan is set out in Section 12.5 below.

12.4   Implementation and Monitoring System

Chapter 2 – Planning for Growth

Policy

Implementation

Monitoring        (key       performance

indicator/data source)

Policy CSP1 - Core Strategy

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department.

Ensure sufficient lands are zoned. Implement a robust monitoring process for all housing delivery for each settlement. Create and maintain a database of land zoned for residential development that has not yet been developed. New dwelling completions.

Data Source: Planning data (APAS), Housing task force returns, CSO data.

Policy CSP2 Compact Growth and Regeneration

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department

Percentage of new dwelling completions and employment generating developments within all settlements and urban areas in Fingal.

Data source: Planning data (APAS), GeoDirectory

Policy CSP14
Consolidation and Re
Intensification of Infill/Brownfield sites

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department

Percentage of new dwelling completions and employment generating developments within all settlements and urban areas in Fingal.

Data source: Planning Data (APAS), housing task force returns, dwelling completions (CSO), Census 2022 data, GeoDirectory

Policy CSP5 - Strategic Development Areas

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, infrastructure providers.

Percentage of development within the residential and employment growth areas identified in the MASP.

Source: Planning data, housing taskforce returns, CSO data, Geodirectory

Policy CSP11 - Lands for employment

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department and Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development Department, LECP

Monitor quantum of employment lands developed. Focus on high- capacity public transport nodes.

Data source: Planning data (APAS), GeoDirectory.

Policy CSP13 Addressing Infrastructural Deficits, CSP18 – Promotion of Residential development

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department and other Fingal Departments,  infrastructure providers.

New dwelling completions. Information on infrastructural deficits.

Data Source: Various

Policy CSP19,  CSP20 and CSP213, CSP22 - Dublin City and Suburbs

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, other Fingal Departments and infrastructure providers.

New dwelling completions and employment in these areas. Higher densities and implement town centre first approach.

Data Source: Various.

Policy CSP 25, CSP26, CSP27, CSP28, CSP29 - Key Town (Swords)

 

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, other Fingal Departments and infrastructure providers.

Implementation of key recommendations arising from the ‘Sustainable Swords’ project. Regeneration of underused town centre lands/infill sites. Preparation of a LAP for  the  strategic  landbank at Lissenhall. Support delivery of MetroLink. New dwelling completions and employment.

Data Source: Various.

Policy CSP30, CSP31 and CSP32 - Self- sustaining growth towns

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department and other Fingal Departments

Deliver strategic development areas identified in the MASP

Data Source: Planning data (APAS), Geodirectory, census data

Policy CSP33, CSP34, CSP35, CSP36, CSP37 - Self-Sustaining towns

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department and other Fingal Departments

New dwelling completions and commercial developments/activity. Implement settlement strategy.

Data Source: Planning data (APAS), Geodirectory, census data

Policy CSP39, CSP40, CSP41, CSP42 - Rural Towns and Villages

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department and other Fingal Departments

Direct rural generated housing demand to villages/rural clusters, encourage re-use and rehabilitation of existing housing stock, promote attractive and vibrant villages, commercial development to village centres.

Data Source: Planning data (APAS), census data.

Policy CSP43, CSP44, CSP45 - Rural Clusters and Rural Area Policies 

Development Management

Implement the Rural Settlement Strategy

Data Source: Planning Data (APAS), census data.

Chapter 3: Sustainable Placemaking and Quality Homes

Policy

Implementation

Monitoring        (key       performance

indicator /data source)

Policy SPQHP1, SPQHP2- Healthy Placemaking and Balanced Sustainable Communities

Fingal County Council Departments: Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department / Housing Department/ Operations Department/ Community & Sports Department/ Economic, Enterprise, Tourism and Cultural Department

Fingal Co. Co. Capital Programme (3 year rolling Programme), State funding streams (incl. URDF) Active Land Management including LAP’s, Frameworks Plans, Part VIII Development, Planning Applications.

Data Source: Fingal’s Capital Programme, Future Departmental Work Programmes, Planning Application Data.

Policy SPQHP3, SPQHP4, SPQHP5,SPQHP6, - Successful Public Realms including Town Centre First Strategies.

Fingal County Council Departments: Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department / Housing Department/ Operations Department/ Economic, Enterprise, Tourism and Cultural Department

Implementation of Planning Schemes including Sustainable Swords, Rush Urban Framework Plan and Our Balbriggan supported by Fingal ‘s Capital Programme and State funding streams (incl. URDF).

Data Source: Fingal’s Capital Programme, Departmental Work Programmes, Planning Application Data.

Policy SPQHP9, SPQHP10- Core Strategy and Housing Growth, Support Compact Growth

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, Housing Department

New dwelling completions.

Data Source: CSO dwelling completions, Housing Taskforce Returns, Planning Applications data.

Policy SPQHP11, SPQHP12, SPQHP13 - Ensuring Housing Supply

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, Housing Department

New dwelling completions.

Data Source: CSO dwelling completions, Housing Taskforce Returns, Planning Applications data.

Policy SPQHP19, QHP20- Adaptable and Flexible Housing; Accessibility.  
 

Housing Department

Ensure Implementation of the Age Friendly Principles and Guidelines for the Planning Authority 2020, the Fingal Age Friendly Strategy 2018- 2023, and the Fingal Traveller Accommodation Programme 2019-2024, (Preparation of updated Fingal Age Friendly Strategy and Traveller Accommodation Programmes as necessary)

Data Source: Implementation of Fingal Age Friendly Strategy and Traveller Accommodation Programme

Policy SPQHP34 - Quality of Residential Development

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, Housing Department

Adherence to S28 Planning Guidelines and SPPR’s. Part VIII development in compliance with Section 28 Guidelines.

Data Source: Planning Applications Data

Policy SPQHP37, Policy SPQHP38, Policy SPQHP39- Compact Growth, Consolidation and Regeneration:  Co-Ordinated
Development;
Upper Floor Use

 

Percentage of residential development within or contiguous to Dublin City and Suburbs, new dwelling completions.


Data Source: CSO dwelling completions, Housing Taskforce Returns.

Policy SPQHP42, Policy SPQH43 – Areas in Need  of Renewal; Inclusiveness.  
 

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department/ Housing Department.

Implementation of Planning Schemes including Sustainable Swords and Our Balbriggan supported by Fingal’s Capital Programme and State funding (incl. URDF)

Number of sites included on Vacant Sites Register

Data Source: Fingal’s Capital Programme, Departmental Work Programme, Vacant Sites Register, Planning Applications Data.

Policy SPQHP44, Policy SPQHP45, Policy SPQHP46, Policy SPQH P47,  Policy SPQHP48, Policy SPQHP49 

Rural Fingal Settlement Strategy

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department

Applications        granted        planning permission on lands zoned ‘RV’ ‘RC’ ‘RU’ ‘HA’ and ‘GB’ within Rural Fingal.

Data Source: Planning Applications Data (APAS).

 

Chapter 4 – Community Infrastructure & Open Space

Policy

Implementation

Monitoring (key performance

indicator /data source)

Policy CIOSP1 - Community and Social Infrastructure

Fingal County Council/Planning Department/ Community, Culture & Sports /Parks Department

Preparation & implementation of a Fingal cross-departmental community facilities and social infrastructure audit of the county. Implementation of Corporate Plan and LECP

Data Source: Community facilities and social infrastructure audit, corporate plan and LECP.

Policy CIOSP2 - Community and Social Infrastructure Audits

Development Management

Evidence based data presented to Planning Authority to make informed decision on facilities required/or not. Consultation with Community, Culture & Sports Department

Data Source: Planning data and results of community and social infrastructure audits, Community, Culture & Sports Department

Policy CIOSP3 - Timely provision of community facilities

Development Management/ Community, Culture & Sports Department

Evidence based data presented to Planning Authority to make informed decision on facilities required/or not.

Data Source: Planning data and results of community and social infrastructure audits and Community, Culture & Sports Department (FCC community facilities and social infrastructure audit).

Policy CIOSP4 & CIOSP6 - Social inclusion

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department/ Community Culture & Sports

Implementation of Corporate Plan and LECP.

Data Source: community facilities and social infrastructure audit, corporate plan and LECP.

Policy CIOSP8 & CIOSP14 - Sports Facilities

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department/ Community Culture & Sports

Preparation & implementation of a Fingal cross-departmental community facilities and social infrastructure audit of the county. Implementation of LECP. Implementation of the Sports and Recreation Facilities Audit 2021 for the local electoral areas of Balbriggan, Swords, Rush-Lusk.

Data Source: Planning data and results of community and social infrastructure audits community facilities and social infrastructure audit, LECP, Sports and Recreation Facilities Audit 2021.

Policy CIOSP9 - Education and Health

Development Management and the Department of Education

As facilities are required. Evidence based data presented to Planning Authority to make informed decision on facilities required/or not.

Preparation & implementation of a Fingal cross-departmental community facilities and social infrastructure audit of the county. Implementation of The Provision of Schools and the Planning System: A Code of Practice (2008).

Data Source: Planning data (APAS) and results of community and social infrastructure audits, Department of Education, CSO.

Objective CIOSO24 - Healthcare Facilities

Development Management, private and public health care providers

Evidence based data presented to Planning Authority to make informed decision on facilities required/or not.

As facilities are required.

Preparation & implementation of a Fingal cross-departmental community facilities and social infrastructure audit of the county.

Source: Planning data (APAS) and results of community and social infrastructure audits, HSE Data.

Policy CIOSP10 - Childcare Facilities

Development Management/ Community, Culture & Sports Department

Planning applications for residential and mixed-use developments.

Evidence based data presented to Planning Authority to make informed decision on facilities required/or not. Preparation & implementation of a Fingal cross-departmental community facilities and social infrastructure audit of the county.

Implementation of the Childcare Facilities: Guidelines for Planning Authorities (2001)

Data Source: Fingal Childcare Commitee, Planning data and results of community and social infrastructure audits, Community audits

Policy CIOSP11 - Libraries

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department/ Community Culture & Sports and Libraries Department

Implementation of the Fingal Libraries Development Plan 2018-2023 or any superseding document.

Data Source: Planning data and results of community and social infrastructure audits. Community, Culture & Sports Department

Objective CIOSO31 - Places of Worship

Development Management

As facilities are required.

Data source: Planning data (APAS).


Policy CIOSP12 - Burial Grounds

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department and Operations section/Environment Section

As facilities are required.

Data source: Various

Objective CIOSO34 - Fire Stations

Fingal County Council and Dublin Fire Brigade

As facilities are required in consultation with Dublin Fire Brigade.

Data Source- Consultation with Dublin Fire Brigade

Policy CIOSP13 - Open Space/Parks

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department – Development Management and Parks & Green Infrastructure Division

Planning applications. Implementation Fingal Public Open Space and Play Space Hierarchy and Accessibility Standards.

 

Chapter 5 – Climate Action

Policy/Objective

Implementation

Monitoring (key performance indicator/data source)

Objective CAO1 – Fingal County Council Climate Change Action Plan

Implementation of the Action Plan through a ‘whole-of-Council’ approach led by the FCC Climate Action Team.

Annual monitoring and updating of the FCC Climate Change Action Plan with a review and revision every five years.

Data sources: Various.

Objective CAO2 – Quantification of Greenhouse Gases

Consistency with the RSES Regional Policy Objectives relating to climate.

Prepare a Report setting out progress made in supporting the objectives of the RSES - in accordance with Section 25A(1) of The Act.

Data sources: Various.

Policy  CAP13 – Energy  from Renewable Sources

Development Management

Number of planning applications for strategic renewable energy infrastructure.

Data source: Planning data (APAS).

Policy CAP17 – Waste Heat, District Heating and Decentralised Energy

Policy-making

Preparation of a Council-wide District Heating/Waste Heat policy for the County.

Policy CAP20 – Decarbonising Zones

Policy-Making

Number of Decarbonising Zones within the County, which will be advanced by the FCC Climate Action Team

Policy CAP21 – Strategic Energy Zones

Consistency with the RSES Regional Policy Objectives relating to climate.

Prepare a Report setting out progress made in supporting the objectives of the RSES - in accordance with Section 25A(1) of The Act.

Data sources: Various.

Policy CAP26 – Electric Vehicles

Development management and operational works.

Increase in the number of electric powered vehicle recharging parking bays across the County.

Data source: Various.


Policy CAP30 – Coastal Monitoring

Development management, Plan- making and operational works.

Identification of areas at risk of Coastal Erosion and number of planning applications for coastal protection measures.

Chapter 6 – Connectivity & Movement

Policy/Objective

Implementation

Monitoring       (key      performance/data source)

Policy CMP1 - Decarbonisation of Motorised Transport

Co-ordination with relevant stakeholders including NTA and TII, Plan-Making and Development Management.

Change in transport modal share for travel to work, school and college, progress with regard the delivery of NTA Transport Strategy including NTA GDA Cycle Network Plan and TII Policy, FCC walking and cycling schemes and active travel programmes including permeability and public realm projects and behavioural change initiatives, Safe Routes to School Programme and participation in Green Schools initiatives and implementation of EV charging points and implementation of maximum parking standards.

Data source: POWSCAR data from next census and review of national transport agency projects/ programmes, Fingal County Council active travel schemes and programmes and Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department.

Policy CMP3 - Integrated Land Use and Transport Approach

Co-ordination with relevant stakeholders, Plan-making and Development Management.

Spatial Analysis, location of permitted residential development and proximity to sustainable modes of transport.

Data source: Housing Task Force, Planning Data (APAS)

Policy CMP5 - Mobility Management and Travel Planning

Co-ordination with relevant stakeholders and Development Management.

Submission and implementation of mobility management/ travel plans for large proposals.

Data source: Planning Data (APAS) and Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department.

Policy CMP7 - Pedestrian and Cycling Network

Co-ordination with relevant stakeholders including NTA and TII.

Change in transport modal share for travel to work, school and college, progress with regard   the   delivery   of   NTA  Transport  Strategy including NTA Cycle Network Plan, Fingal County Council walking and cycling schemes and active travel programmes including permeability and public realm projects, Safe Routes to School Programme and participation in Green Schools initiatives.

Data source: POWSCAR data from next census and review of national transport agency projects/ programmes, Fingal County Council active travel schemes and programmes and Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department.

Policy CMP8 - Greenway Network

Co-ordination with relevant stakeholders including NTA and TII and other Local Authorities.

Change in transport modal share for travel to work, school and college, progress with regard the delivery of NTA Transport Strategy including NTA Cycle Network Plan and Fingal County Council Greenway schemes.

Data source: POWSCAR data from next census and review of national transport agency projects/ programmes and Fingal County Council Greenway schemes and Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department.

Policy CMP18 - Public Transport

Co-ordination with relevant stakeholders including NTA and TII, Plan-making and Development Management.

Change in transport modal share for travel to work, school and college, progress with regard the delivery of NTA Transport Strategy and TII policy.

Data source: POWSCAR data from next census and review of national transport agency projects/ programmes, Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department and Planning Data (APAS).

Policy CMP20 - Public Transport Interchange

Co-ordination with relevant stakeholders including NTA and TII, Plan-making and Development Management.

Progress with regard the delivery of public transport interchanges and NTA Strategy.

Data source: NTA and Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department.

Policy CMP21 - Park and Ride

Co-ordination with relevant stakeholders including NTA and TII, Plan-making and Development Management.

Progress with regard the delivery of NTA Strategy.

Data source: NTA, Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department and Planning Data (APAS).

Policy CMP30- Roads Infrastructure

Co-ordination with relevant stakeholders including TII, Plan- making and Development Management.

Progress with regard the delivery of TII policy, Implementation of Fingal County Council Transportation Schemes.

Data source: TII, Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department and Planning Data (APAS).

Policy CMP33 -Road and Street Design

Co-ordination with relevant stakeholders, Plan-Making and Development Management.

Consistency with DMURS.

Data source: Monitor and Review Built Form, Planning Data (APAS) and Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department.

 

Chapter 7 – Employment and Economy

Policy

Implementation

Monitoring (key performance/data source)

Policy EEP1 - Overarching policy for Employment and Economic Development

Development  Management, Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development Department, LECP

Employment Growth at Strategic Employment Locations, Planning data, preparation of new LECP and framework plans.

Source: CSO data and FCC.

Policy EEP2, EEP7, EEP10 and EEP11 – Employment Lands

Development Management, Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development Department, LECP, external providers

Lands developed for intensive employment purposes.

Quantum and location of lands zoned. Employment Growth at Strategic Employment Locations/RSES.

Data source: FCC, baseline data, CSO, LECP, Planning data (APAS)

Policy EEP3 –Maximising Fingals Economic potential

Development Management, Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development Department, LECP

Promotion, ensuring the provision of suitable lands, Employment Growth at Strategic Employment Locations consultation with adjacent local authorities.

Data source: FCC, CSO, LECP, Planning data (APAS)

Policy EEP5 – Land extensive uses

Development Management

Development control/management. Zoning requirements.

Source: Planning data (APAS)

Policy EEP6 – Regeneration of employment areas

Development Management, Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development Department, LECP, external providers.

Development control/management. Preparation of Framework Plans for specific areas.

Data Source: Planning data (APAS), FCC departments

Objective        EEO17 – Office development

Development Management, Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development Department, LECP, external providers.

Development control/management. Data Source: Planning data (APAS)

Policy EEP13 – Changing work practices

Development Management, Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development Department, LECP, external providers.

Development control/management.

Data Source: Planning data (APAS)

Policy EEP18 – Green Economy

Development  Management, Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development Department, LECP, external providers.

National, Regional and Local Energy data.

Data source: CODEMA, CARO, CSO.

Policy EEP21 and EEP22 – Tourism

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development Department

Development Management Standards/ FCC. Achievement of objectives of Tourism Statement of Strategy and Work Programme 2017- 2022

Data source: FCC

Policy EEP23 – Rural Economy

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development Department

Employment Growth and Diversification in Rural Locations. Implementation of LEADER programme and Town & village renewal schemes.

Data source: Planning data, CSO, LECP, Dublin Rural LEADER Programme and Town & Village Renewal Scheme.

Policy EEP27 – Aggregate Extraction

Development  management, Environment Section

Permissions/Completions/ DM Standards.

Data source: Planning Data (APAS).

Policy EEP28 – Agriculture

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development Department

Safeguard agricultural identity. Promote diversification.

 

Data Source: Planning data, Local Enterprise Office

Policy EEP32 – Retail

Development Management

DM standards. RSES retail strategy (if updated). Implement the requirements of the Guidelines for Planning Authorities: Retail Planning.

Source: FCC Baseline Data, Planning Data (APAS).

Chapter 8 – Dublin Airport

Policy

Implementation

Monitoring        (key       performance

indicator/data source)

Policy DAP1 – Dublin Airport Local Area Plan 2020

 

Development Management, Airport authorities and external bodies

Safeguard future development of airport to accommodate projected growth.

Data source: Various

Policy DAP2 – Infrastructure Provision

FCC, Airport Authorities, NTA, TII

Capacity constraints identified. Accessibility to/from airport to be protected and enhanced. Delivery of key infrastructure projects required.

Data Source: Various

Policy  DAP3 – Economic Development

Development  Management, Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development Department (FCC), Airport authorities, employment providers

Monitor planning applications. FCC to continue to engage with daa and employment providers. Guidance from the LAP.

Data source: various

Policy DAP4 – Transitioning to a low carbon economy

Development Management, Airport authorities.

Comply with the Climate Actions Objectives and the Circular Economy and waste Management Objectives in the Dublin Airport Local Area Plan 2020. Increasing the use of more sustainable modes of transport for access to and from the airport. Large- scale developments required to address carbon emissions.

Data source: Various

Policy DAP5 – Noise

Development Management, Aircraft Noise Competent Authority, airport stakeholders

Implementation of the Noise Action Plan for Dublin Airport (2019-23). Mitigate against the potential negative impact of noise from aircraft operations.

Data Source: Various

Policy DAP8   – Community Engagement

Fingal County Council, Development Management, Airport stakeholders, local communities

Implement the strategy of the Special Policy Area’ of St. Margaret’s. Facilitate consultation with all airport affected communities. Restrict housing development and permit extensions/improvements to existing properties.

Data source: Planning data (APAS), Dublin Airport Environmental Working Group [DAEWG] and Community Liaison Group [CLG], ANCA, Airport stakeholders.

Policy DAP10 - Design

Development Management

Monitor proposals, ensuring high quality design for all airport developments.

Data source: pre-planning, planning data  (APAS), external consultants/architects.


Chapter 9 – Green Infrastructure & Natural Heritage

Policy/Objective

Implementation

Monitoring (key performance indicator/data source)

Policy GINHP1 - Resilient Design 

Implementation Green Infrastructure principles through a ‘whole-of- Council’ approach.

Implementation of objectives set out in Chapter 9 and Chapter 14 of this Plan.

Data source: Various.

Objective GINHO1 - Urban Greening Plans

Parks & Green Infrastructure Division, Planning & Strategic Infrastructure

Development & Implementation of Urban greening plans for Balbriggan, Swords and Dublin 15.

Data sources: Parks & Green Infrastructure Division.

Policy GINHP5 - Green Infrastructure Network

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department

Development Management Compliance.

Data source: Planning data (APAS).

Policy  GINHP10 –  Green Infrastructure &  Development

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department

Development Management Compliance.

Data source: Planning data (APAS).

Policy  GINHP11 – Biodiversity Action Plan

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department Supported by National Climate Action Plan 2019, National Biodiversity Action Plan 2021 – 2025, the National Planning Framework (NPF) and the Eastern and Midlands Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES).

Preparation and implementation of new County Biodiversity Action Plan.

Compliance with planning permissions.

Data source: APAS, Biodiversity Plan reviews.

Policy GINHP12   –    Biodiversity Protection

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department

Screening for all planning applications and plans and appropriate assessment where required.
Referral to the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and other relevant prescribed bodies.

Data source: APAS.

Policy GINHP14 – Biodiversity Net Gain

Parks & Green Infrastructure Division

Develop a planning guidance document on Biodiversity Net Gain.

Data source: Biodiversity Officer

Policy GINHP19 – Ecological Buffer Zone 

Parks & Green Infrastructure Division

Development of Ecological plans for Rogerstown, Malahide and Baldoyle Estuaries.

Data source: Biodiversity Officer

Policy GINHP20 – Ecological Corridors/Mammal Ledges

Parks & Green Infrastructure Division

Development of Design Guidance for Ecological Corridors.

Data source: Biodiversity Officer

Policy GINHP19 – Ecological Zone Protection

Parks & Green Infrastructure Division

Development of Ecological plans for Rogerstown, Malahide and Baldoyle Estuaries.

Data source: Biodiversity Officer

Policy GINHP21 – Tree & Hedgerow Protection

Parks & Green Infrastructure Division

Development of Hedgerow Categorisation & Management Appraisal Tool.

Data source: Parks & Green Infrastructure Division

Policy GINHP23 –Maintenance of  Geological Sites

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department

Policies adhered to through Development Management.

Data source: Planning Data (APAS) and Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI).

Policy GINHP25 –Preservation of  Landscape Types

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department

Compliance with the Landscape Character Assessment.

Development Management.

Data Source: Landscape Character Assessment.

Policy GINHP27 –SAAOs

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department

Policy adhered to in the relevant zoning and Special Amenity Area Orders (SAAO).

Liffey Valley SAAO committee re- established.

Data source: APAS and Coordination with South Dublin County Council.

Policy GINHP30 –  Development and the Coast

Implementation coastal protection objectives through a ‘whole-of- Council’ approach.

Development Management.

Data Source: Various

Objective  GINH079  –    Dublin Bay Biosphere Nature Conservation Strategy

Implementation of Dublin Bay Biosphere Nature Conservation Strategy

Adherence to strategy policies and objectives.

Data source: Dublin Bay Biosphere Partnership

 

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Chapter 10 – Heritage, Culture & Arts

Policy/Objective

Implementation

Monitoring (key performance indicator/data source)

Policy HCAP1 – Fingal Heritage Plan

Implementation Heritage Plan through a ‘whole-of-Council’ approach.

Development Management. Referral of planning applications to Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

Data source: APAS, Heritage Plan reviews.

Policy  HCA02  – Protection of RMPs/SMRs

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure

Development Management. Referral of planning applications to Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

Data source: APAS (planning referrals).

Policy  HCAP5 –    Development Design

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department

Development Management Compliance.

Data source: Planning data (APAS).

Policy HCAP6 –  Archaeological Heritage & Promotion

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department Supported by National Heritage Plan (forthcoming), National Biodiversity Action Plan 2021 – 2025 and the Fingal Heritage Plan 2018-2023, the National Planning Framework (NPF) and the Eastern and Midlands Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES).

Implementation of the Fingal Heritage Plan.

Adherence to Fingal Signage Guidance.

Cultural heritage promotional activities

Data source: Various.

Policy HCAP11 – Conservation of Architectural Heritage

Review of Record of Protected Structures (RPS) and Architectural Conservation Areas, Architectural Conservation Office

Review and update of RPS & ACAs

Data source: Architectural Conservation Office

Policy HCAP13 – Retention of Protected Structures

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department, Architectural Conservation Office

Architectural Heritage Impact Statements

Policies adhered to through Development Management.

Data source: Planning Data  (APAS) and Architectural Conservation Office

Policy HCAP14    –     Architectural Conservation Areas

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department, Architectural Conservation Office

Referral of planning applications to Conservation officer and relevant prescribed bodies.

Data source: Planning Data (APAS).

Policy HCAP17 – Maintenance  and Energy Retrofitting

Architectural Conservation Office
Supported by Fingal Climate Action Plan

Pilot project to demonstrate best practice energy retrofitting of historic buildings.

Data source: Architectural Conservation Office and Built Heritage Policy, DHLGH.

Policy HCAP19 –  Development and Historic Demenses

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department, Architectural Conservation Office

Designed Landscape Appraisals through Development Management

Data source: APAS and Architectural Conservation Office

Policy HCAP22 –Retention and Re-Use of Existing Building Stock  

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department, Architectural Conservation Office

Audit and mapping of historic thatched buildings in Fingal. Development Management

Data source: Architectural Conservation Office and APAS

Policy HCAP26 – Historic  Townscapes

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department, Architectural Conservation Office

Study and mapping of historic street features.

Development Management

Data source: Architectural Conservation Office and APAS

Policy HCAP27 – Recognition of Industrial Heritage

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department Architectural Conservation Office

Review of Fingal Industrial Heritage Survey.

Development Management

Data source: Heritage Office, Architectural Conservation Office and APAS

Policy HCAP29 – Climate Change & Heritage

Implementation climate change and heritage objectives through a ‘whole- of-Council’ approach.

Development Management.

Data Source: Various

Policy HCAP30 – Effects of Climate Change

Architectural Conservation Office

Pilot Risk Management Plan as a template for Council owned historic buildings.

Data source: Architectural Conservation Office

Policy HCAP32 – Protection of Cultural Infrastructure

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department

Development Management.
Data Source: Various

Policy HCAP36 – Language Heritage 

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department

Development Management.

Government Supported Designation.

Data source: APAS

Policy HCAP37 - Fingal Arts Plan 2019-2025

Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development

Supported by Fingal Arts Plan 2019- 2025

Provision and reuse of building for arts spaces and studios

Data Source: Fingal Arts Office

Chapter 11 – Infrastructure & Utilities

Policy

Implementation

Monitoring        (key       performance indicator/data source)

Policy IUP1 – Irish Water

Co-ordination with relevant stakeholders including Irish Water, plan-making and operational works.

Delivery of strategic water and wastewater infrastructure.

Data Source: Irish Water

Policy IUP7 – Water Supply

Co-ordination with relevant stakeholders including Irish Water, plan-making and operational works.

Delivery of strategic water and wastewater infrastructure.

Data Source: Irish Water

Policy IUP8 - Strategic Water Services Infrastructure

Co-ordination with relevant stakeholders including Irish Water, plan-making and operational works.

Delivery of strategic water and wastewater infrastructure.

Data Source: Irish Water

Policy IUP10 - Water Conservation and  Sustainable Urban Drainage (SuDS)

Planning Authority

Number of permissions for new developments which include the application of SuDS.

Data Source: Planning Data (APAS), and inclusion of policy and objectives in area plans.

Policy IUP12 - Flood Risk Management

Co-ordination with relevant stakeholders including the OPW and Planning Authority.

Progression of the flood relief schemes approved in the ten-year Programme of Investment in Flood Relief Measures, and compliance with the Flood Risk Management Guidelines at site and plan level.

Data Source: OPW data, EPA data, and Planning Data (APAS).

Policy IUP12 - Flood Risk Management

Co-ordination with relevant stakeholders including the OPW and Planning Authority.

Progression of the flood relief schemes approved in the ten-year Programme of Investment in Flood Relief Measures, and compliance with the Flood Risk Management Guidelines at site and plan level.

Data Source: OPW data, EPA data, and Planning Data (APAS).

Policy IUP15 - Water Quality

Operational works and co-ordination with relevant stakeholders including Irish Water, the EPA and Inland Fisheries Board.

Improve status of water bodies identified in the River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018 – 2021 and all updates thereof. Bathing water quality checks. Data

Data Source: Water sampling

Policy IUP20 – Waste Management and Transition to a Circular Economy

Planning Authority

Review standard planning conditions in relation to waste management policy.

Data Source: Planning Data (APAS), Regional Waste Management Plan Reports, and planning conditions reviewed.

Policy IUP27 - Energy

Planning Authority

Planning permission for strategic energy infrastructure.

Data Source: Planning data (APAS).

Policy IUP31 - Renewable Energy

Implementation of the Action Plan through a ‘whole-of-Council’ approach led by the FCC Climate Team.

Annual monitoring and updating of the FCC Climate Change Action Plan with a review and revision every five years.

Reduce energy demand in the County with support of EMRA, the Dublin Energy Agency (Codema), CARO through FCC CCAP 2019 – 2024.

Data sources: Various

Policy IUP34 - Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

Co-ordination with relevant stakeholders  Planning Department

Number and percentage of households with access to broadband.

Data source: 2022 Census.

Policy IUP38 - Air Quality

Planning Department and co- ordination with relevant stakeholders including the EPA

Air Quality Measurements and Monitoring.

Data source: FCC and EPA

Policy IUP39 - Noise

Planning Department and co- ordination with relevant stakeholders including the EPA

Noise monitoring and Review of Noise Action Plans.

Data source: FCC and EPA

 

 

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