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Dublin Airport Strategic Issues Paper

Dublin Airport Strategic Issues Paper

Fingal County Council is preparing a new Local Area Plan for Dublin Airport. As part of this process the Council wishes to hear your views on the key issues to be explored and addressed in the Plan.

To support consultation this Issues Paper has been developed. It presents an overview of key issues, sets out questions and encourages discussion on the broad matters that should be considered in the Plan review. This phase will be followed by the preparation and publication of a Draft Local Area Plan. During both phases, the Council will undertake public consultation and invite your comments.

We welcome your engagement

If you are interested in the development of the Dublin Airport Local area Plan and wish to contribute to the shaping of its future, please make an online or written submission to the Planning Authority before Tuesday 21st August 2018. You can also contribute and discuss your vision of the future of the airport on Fingal County Council's new public perspectives visioning portal here.

An Information Session for members of the public will be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport on Wednesday 18th July from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.

Why get involved?

Local input is considered vital to the entire Local Area Plan process and we value what you have to say. We hope that this Issues Paper will stimulate interest and initiate debate resulting in constructive, positive and helpful feedback. Submissions are not limited to the issues raised in this paper so please raise any other issue of interest or area of concern which you consider relevant.

How can I participate?

There are two main ways to participate in this process. You can make a submission on the Issues Paper and/or share your views on your future vision of the Dublin Airport area.

1 Make a submission on the Issues Paper

You can make a submission online or submit by email to devplan@fingal.ie.

Alternatively, send your submission by post to Senior Executive Officer, Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co Dublin. K67 X8Y2. Only submissions that are signed, addressed and received by Tuesday 21st August 2018 can be accepted. Submissions should not be made in more than one format i.e. letter and email

Data Protection

All submissions will be published during the consultation period. 

All submissions should include your name and a contact address, and where relevant, details of any organisation, community group or company etc., which you represent.

To assist Fingal County Council in complying with data protection legislation, you are asked to provide this information on a separate sheet. Details, including the names of those making submissions may be shared with relevant Council departments or their agents involved in the making of the Local Area Plan and may form part of reports linked to the making of the Local Area Plan.

All written submissions or observations with respect to the Dublin Airport Local Area Plan Review, made to the Planning Authority within the stated period, will be taken into consideration before the making of the Draft Dublin Airport Local Area Plan.

2 Share and discuss your vision of the future of the airport

In parallel to the Issues Paper consultation, Fingal County Council are inviting the public to share their views, aspirations and visions on how they would like to see the Dublin Airport area develop into the future. There are many perspectives on what the future could or should be and it is the aim of this consultation to discover and include these in the preparation of the Draft Local Area Plan. For this purpose, Fingal have launched a new public perspectives portal where you can add your view and explore those shared by others as part of this consultation process. Visit Fingal's Public Perspectives Visioning Portal.