Proposed Material Alterations to the Draft Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023
The Draft Fingal Development Plan 2017 – 2023 was placed on public display from the 19th February 2016 to 29th April 2016. A total of 897 submissions and observations were received during the prescribed period in response to this stage of public consultation. In accordance with the requirements of Section 12(4)(b) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), a Chief Executive’s Report was prepared, which summarised and detailed the submissions received on the Draft Development Plan and provided the response and recommendations of the Chief Executive to the issues raised.
The Elected Council Members, having considered the Draft Fingal Development Plan 2017‐2023 and the Chief Executive’s Report on submissions received, resolved at Council meetings between the 27th September 2016 and 14th October 2016 to amend the Draft Fingal Development Plan. These proposed amendments, if made, constitute a material alteration to the Draft Fingal Development Plan. Accordingly the Council resolved to place the proposed amendments on public display for a period of not less than 4 weeks, in accordance with Section 12(7)(b) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).
Proposed Amendments to the Draft Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023
This document, which is accompanied by an Addendum Report containing the SEA, AA and SFRA Screening of proposed Material Alterations to the Draft Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023, details the proposed amendments in order to inform and assist the public and other interested parties in consideration of the proposed material alterations to the Draft Fingal Development Plan. Written observations or submissions, submitted during the consultation period, regarding the proposed amendments and the likely significant effects on the environment of their implementation will be taken into consideration before the making of the Fingal Development Plan 2017 - 2023. After the consultation period ends, the Chief Executive will prepare a report on all submissions and observations received during the prescribed period and submit the report to the Elected Members for their consideration. Having considered the proposed Material Alterations to the Draft Plan and the Chief Executive’s Report on submissions received, the Elected Members may, by resolution, make the Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023 with or without amendment.
How to Make a Submission/Observation
Written observations or submissions regarding the proposed amendments only and /or the Addendum Report must be received between:
4th November 2016 and by 4.30pm on 2nd December 2016.
In writing to:
Senior Executive Officer, Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin.
Submissions/observations should be made by one medium only and should refer to:
Proposed amendments Reference Number (s) as shown in the document
Full Name & Address of person making submission/observation
Details of organisation/community group/company which you represent where relevant.
Please note that submissions/observations that do not relate to a proposed amendment, as referenced above, cannot be taken into consideration.
If you require any assistance you can contact a member of the Development Plan team on Tel: 01 870 5677. Council staff will be available to answer queries in connection with the proposed amendments every Wednesday afternoon between 2.00pm and 4.00pm at the main reception desk, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, throughout the consultation period.
How this Document is Organised
Proposed amendments to the text of the Draft Plan are assigned a Reference Number and their location in the Draft Fingal Development Plan is referenced where applicable (references to page numbers are to the Draft Fingal Development Plan page number).
The proposed amendments to the Written Statement of the Draft Fingal Development Plan 2017‐2023 are set out in Part 2 of this document.
See examples below.
Additions to the text are shown in green print, for example:-
Amendment CH 1.3
Amend the wording of paragraph 7 of Section 1.4 ‘Strategic Vision’ to read as follows:
‘Create a competitive business environment supporting economic development, job creation, tourism and prosperity for all.’
Deletions to the text are shown in red print with strikethrough, for example:-
Reference Number: Proposed Amendment CH 7.24
Amend paragraph 1 on page 273 of the Draft Plan, as follow:
‘Low Carbon District Heating
District heating is one of the most efficient and cost effective ways to heat apartments, homes and mixed use developments
. As the system is centralised there will be a 90% reduction in fossil fuel use and significantly reduces the carbon footprint of the development. District heating networks can be based on a variety of technologies and renewable energy sources, such as combined heat and power (CHP), biomass energy, geothermal or energy from waste.
Relocated Text is shown in blue print, for example:-
Reference Number: Proposed Amendment CH 7.17
Re-locate Objective EN08 to be included under the ‘Energy Efficiency Section’ (on page 268 of the Draft Plan)
Consider the adaptability of buildings over time and seek to improve the efficiency of existing building stock and promote energy efficiency and conservation in the design and development of all new buildings in the County.
The proposed amendments to the maps of the Draft Fingal Development Plan 2017‐2023 are set out in Part 3 of this document. These amendments together with their accompanying book of maps/map sheets set out the locations of the objectives that were included, altered or omitted, and sites subject to zoning amendments. The Map Reference Number should be referenced when referring to maps when making a submissions or observations.
These maps are separately bound and on public display in their entirety.
The Addendum to the Environmental Assessments and Reports of the Draft Fingal Development Plan 2017‐2023 are set out in a separate accompanying document.
This document is separately bound and on public display in its entirety.
Note: Amendments and updates to Figures/Maps will be made in the Final publication.