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The Architects' Department provides considerable input to the work of the Planning Department, including input into the County Development Plan 2010-2016. 


In addition to completed Local Area Plans at Woodbrook and Glencullen, significant progress has been achieved in bringing forward detailed design strategies for the proposed Cherrywood Strategic Development Zone and Sandyford Urban Framework Plan.

Architectural Framework Plans for Foxrock Village and a Neighbourhood Framework Plan for Kilternan have also been completed.

New Civic Buildings and Facilities
The Architects' Department provides an advisory service on a broad range of civic buildings. 

An international architectural competition for a new County Library Headquarters and Cultural Centre in Moran Park was held in 2007 with development of the winning scheme at an advanced stage. 

Other civic projects include new sports and cultural facilities in Ballyogan together with sports facilities in Marlay Park and Stepaside. 

The Library Improvement Programme continues to provide improved amenities and maintenance and disability access to libraries. 

The Old Town Hall has also been significantly restored.

Village Improvement Schemes

A major civic improvement project along the Metals, Marine Road, commenced on site earlier this year, while a rejuvenation scheme along the laneways off Georges Street in Dun Laoghaire was on public display earlier this year. 

A rejuvenation scheme is also being prepared for Blackrock Main Street.