Senior Executive Officer
Planning & Economic Development
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Pre-Draft Public Consultation on the Preparation of the Old Connaught Draft Local Area Plan
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council intends to prepare a Draft Local Area Plan* for the Old Connaught area. We are at the pre-draft stage of the plan making process pursuant to Section 20(1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). The public consultation stage has now ended. We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who made a submission / observation in relation to the future development of the Old Connaught Local Area Plan area.
Process of Preparing a Local Area Plan
The process and timeline for preparing an LAP is governed by the Planning and Development Act and may extend to 41 weeks before final plan adoption. The key stages in the process relate to first carrying out non-statutory public and stakeholder consultation in the form of a high level Issues Paper. A Draft LAP is then prepared for further consultation. If material alterations are proposed to the Draft Plan then further consultations occur. Any changes to the plan on foot of public consultation are incorporated and then a final LAP is presented to the Council for adoption.
The public consultation for the pre-draft stage has now ended.
*A Local Area Plan (LAP) is a statutory document prepared by the Local Authority in accordance with the requirements of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). A Draft Plan will set out the vision and overarching land use strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the area over the lifetime of the Local Area Plan.
A Local Area Plan (LAP) is a statutory document prepared by the Local Authority in accordance with the requirements of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). A LAP consists of a suite of policies and objectives to guide the development of an area for a period of 6 years.
A LAP sets out a land use strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development an area and consists of a written statement and maps indicating:
- objectives for the zoning of land for the use solely or primarily of particular areas for particular purposes, or
- other objectives in such detail as may be determined by the Planning Authority for the proper planning and sustainable development of the area to which it applies, including the objective of development of land on a phased basis and, detail on community facilities and amenities and on standards for the design of developments and structures.
The pre-draft consultation has now ended. Thank you to all who made a submission / observation.
Yes, there will be two public information sessions in St. Gerard's School, Thornhill Road on:
- Thursday, 18th of May from 4:00pm - 8:00pm
- Monday, 29th of May from 4:00pm - 8:00pm.