Proposed Variation No. 7 of the Dublin City Development Plan 2016 - 2022 to incorporate the National Planning Framework (NPF) and the Regional Spatial Economic Strategy (RSES)

Closed 20 Dec 2019

Opened 21 Nov 2019

Results Updated 4 Feb 2020

The consultation is now closed and DCC would like to thank everyone that took part. The Chief Executive's Report has been prepared and will be considered at the March Meeting to be held on Monday 2nd March 2020. 

A total of 9 submissions/observations were received over the consultation period.  Redacted submissions/observations have been made available to view (see below).

Published Responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


Following the publication of the National Planning Framework (NPF) and the making of the Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy (RSES) there is now a legal obligation on Dublin City Council to respond to the policies outlined in both documents and incorporate these in the City Development Plan. 

The purpose of this Variation is to incorporate the NPF and the RSES into the City Develoment Plan 2016-2022, in accordance with Section 11(1)(b)(iii) of the Planning and Development Act, 2000, as amended. 

This variation is proposed within the context of the commencement of the upcoming review of the City Development Plan by Q3 2020. The review of the City Development Plan will address the longer term objectives and policies of both the NPF and RSES witin a wider review process; and only those elements considered immediately necessary or legally required are proposed at this stage. 

The changes sought as part of the proposed variation can be viewed within the Variation Report. A link to the report is available below under the Related section.

What Happens Next

Following the  Dublin City Council monthly meeting held on the 2nd March 2020 having considered Report No. 36/2020 of the Chef Executive (O. Keegan) - Proposed Variation (No. 7) of Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022, adopted the following resolution:

  “That Dublin City Council adopts Report No. 36/2020 and makes Variation (No.7) to the Dublin City Development Plan 2016 – 2022 as outlined in the report”.  


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