CHAPTER 5: Climate Action
PA CH 5.1: Throughout the Draft Plan, as appropriate
Update all references to CAP
19 in the Draft Plan to CAP21 and associated changes.
PA CH 5.2: Section 5.5 Policies and Objectives, page 184
Insert a new objective in Chapter 5, after Policy CAP1 as follows:
Objective CAPXX – Climate Action Legislation
Consider a variation of the Plan to align with amended/new climate action legislation.
PA CH 5.3: Section 22.214.171.124 Climate Action Energy Statements, page 188
Amend Policy CAP12, Section 14.21.3 Climate Action Energy Statements and Objective DMSO260 as follows:
Replace references to
30 (or more) residential units with 15 (or more) residential units.
PA CH 5.4: Section 126.96.36.199 Renewable Energy, page 188
Amend Section 188.8.131.52 as follows:
‘Currently within Fingal, the principle renewable energy sources include solar, wind and micro-renewables, but opportunities exist for other renewable energy sources to be provided in the future including green hydrogen and biofuels and this Plan seeks to assist in the diversification of renewable energy provision in the County.’
PA CH 5.5: Section 184.108.40.206 Other Sources of Renewable Energy, page 190
Amend Section 220.127.116.11 as follows:
In addition to the primary sources of renewable energy addressed above, other sources of renewable energy exist, including green hydrogen and biofuels (and associated infrastructure) which have the potential to contribute to the overall goal of decarbonising the energy sector. Another source of renewable energy would be biomass, which is plant or animal material used as fuel to produce electricity or heat and examples include wood, energy crops and waste from forests, yards, or farms.
PA CH 5.6: Section 18.104.22.168 Other Sources of Renewable Energy, page 191
Amend Policy CAP13 – Energy from Renewable Sources as follows:
Actively support the production of energy from renewable sources and associated electricity grid infrastructure, such as from solar energy, hydro energy, wave/tidal energy, geothermal, wind energy, combined heat and power (CHP), heat energy distribution such as district heating/cooling systems, and any other renewable energy sources, subject to normal planning and environmental considerations.
PA CH 5.7: Section 22.214.171.124 Other Sources of Renewable Energy, page 191
Amend Policy CAP15 as follows:
Policy CAP15 – Offshore Wind-Energy Production
Support the implementation of the 2014 “Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan” (OREDP) and any successor thereof, and to facilitate infrastructure such as grid facilities on the land side of any renewable energy proposals of the offshore wind resource, where appropriate and having regard to the principles set out in the National Marine Planning Framework.
PA CH 5.8: Section 126.96.36.199 Other Sources of Renewable Energy, page 191
Insert a new policy after Policy CAP13 (Energy from Renewable Source) as follows:
Policy CAPXX – Wind Energy Strategy
Prepare a wind energy strategy.
PA CH 5.9: Section 188.8.131.52 District Heating and Waste Heat, page 192
Insert a new objective in Chapter 5, after Policy CAP18 as follows:
Objective CAPXX – District Heating Systems
Identify suitable location(s) for the delivery of district heating systems within the plan area.
PA CH 5.10: Section 184.108.40.206 Circular Economy, page 194
Amend the 2nd paragraph of Section 220.127.116.11 as follows:
This Waste Action Plan provides Ireland with a roadmap for waste planning and management and is supported by the ‘Circular Economy Bill’ (2021), and the ‘Whole of Government Circular Economy Strategy’ (2021) to comply with EU Waste Directive obligations.