Fingal Draft Development Plan

The Fingal Draft Development Plan is a key corporate policy document that sets out the overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of our county for the period 2017 – 2023 and beyond.

The Planning Department, working collaboratively with the Elected Members of Fingal County Council, have over the past year worked on the preparation of the Fingal Draft Development Plan 2017 – 2023 to provide a strategy that ensures that Fingal is to the fore of what appears to be a new period of economic recovery, following the global financial crisis that has impacted on us all over the last 8 years. Fingal has many of the attributes that can leverage off the consistent and positive economic indicators. We have one of the youngest, fastest growing, highly educated and diverse populations across Ireland. Our strategy is one that supports job creation, enterprise, tourism, housing, physical and social infrastructure, a healthy environment and sustainable communities. In simple terms we want Fingal to be the place of choice to live, work, visit and do business in Ireland. The compilation of the next County Development Plan is a key opportunity for us to set out our ambition in this regard.

Fingal is well placed to deliver housing with adequate zoned residential lands. The Fingal Draft Development Plan aims to provide sufficient high quality housing of an appropriate scale and mix, located in optimum locations and aligned with appropriate infrastructure, services and amenities over the duration of the Plan period and into the future. Swords and Blanchardstown, the largest urban centres in Fingal, will continue to be the County’s primary development areas during this Plan, with Dunsink and Lissenhall identified as strategic development areas with the potential to deliver new sustainable, vibrant, attractive and well-connected mixed use urban districts.

The County has a diverse character including both urban and rural areas, the coast, river valleys and upland areas. The Draft Plan recognises the importance of identifying, valuing and safeguarding both the County’s natural heritage and the archaeological and architectural heritage of Fingal for future generations through the proper management and sensitive enhancement of these unique attributes.

The Fingal Draft Development Plan sets out the strategic spatial vision and future direction for the county over a six year period from 2017 to 2023. In developing this we will build on our previous successes and our strategic advantages as a county. We will maximise the strengths of our citizens, communities, built and natural heritage, infrastructure and tourism to their full potential.

The Fingal Draft Development Plan 2017 – 2023 has been now been prepared for public consultation and we encourage all citizens, communities, businesses and interested parties to actively participate in helping to shape the future of your County.

We look forward to hearing from you and your valued participation at this stage of the making of our new County Development Plan.

Paul Reid

Chief Executive

Development Plan

Balbriggan/Balbriggan Map

Public Information Days

A number of Public Information Drop-in Sessions will be held during the consultation period, to which all members of the public and other interested groups are invited, as follows:

Rush Library, Chapel Road, Rush, Co. Dublin Monday

4th April

4.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Baldoyle Library, Strand Road, Baldoyle, Dublin 13 Thursday 7th April 4.00 pm – 8.00 pm
County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co Dublin Thursday 14th April 4.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood Park, Santry, Dublin 9 Tuesday, 19th April 4.00 pm – 8.00 pm

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