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Have Your Say about Our City’s Future

Public Consultation Open for the Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028

As Chair of Dublin City Council’s Planning & Urban Form Strategic Policy Committee I am urging Dubliners from all across the city share their views, thoughts, and wishes for the city, by taking part in the first stage of the public consultation process for the Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028.

This engagement and consultation forms a key part in the drafting of this Plan to ensure that it reflects a shared vision, guiding future development for the benefit of the city and all its citizens.

It is so important that your views can be heard and incorporated, resulting in the best plan possible for all of us who call Dublin City home. Your submission does not need to be a long report, it can simply be a comment on what you love about the city, or ideas on how it can be improved in the future.

A Strategic Issues Paper has been prepared to inform the first stage of public consultation. This provides an overview of the key themes, issues and challenges that are likely to be considered in the new plan. The key themes are:

  1. Shaping the City, How should the city grow?
  2. Climate Action, How should we protect the city’s natural environment and promote a low carbon society?
  3. Quality Housing and Sustainable Neighbourhoods, How do we improve our neighbourhoods?
  4. The City Economy, How do we support economic growth and spread the benefits across the whole community?
  5. The City, Urban Villages and Retail, How can we support shops and markets in the city?
  6. Sustainable Movement and Transport, How do we encourage more people to use public transport, walk and cycle?
  7. Green Infrastructure, Open Space, Recreation and Natural Heritage, How should the city facilitate the growing need for sporting and recreational uses?
  8. Built Heritage and Archaeology, How can Dublin’s archaeology and important older buildings be best promoted and protected?
  9. Culture, How can we support new cultural spaces in the city?
  10. Sustainable Environmental Infrastructure and Flood Risk, How can we support new technologies for clean energy and high quality digital connectivity?

This is a time of unprecedented and complex challenges for the City, with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Brexit and climate change. We have now an opportunity to respond to these challenges, to build on the success of the significant investment and regeneration seen in the City over the life of the last development plan. Our objective at the Council is to ensure the continued consolidation of the City, sustainable patterns of development and the creation of a dynamic and vibrant core complemented by well serviced and integrated neighbourhoods. Help us to plan for the future of Dublin as a great City to live in, do business and enjoy,

Submissions or observations should be made through Dublin City Council’s online consultation portal at

A submission can also be made by post to Development Plan Team, Planning and Property Development Department, Dublin City Council, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.

The public consultation period is open until 4.30pm on February 22nd 2021.

raymcadam View All

Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City

Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee

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