On 1st July 2001, the Government designated 223.5 hectares of land at Adamstown
as a site for a Strategic Development Zone (SDZ). As the specified Development
Agency, South Dublin County Council prepared a Draft Planning Scheme for the
The Draft Planning Scheme was prepared and submitted to the Planning Authority
in December 2002.
Public Notice and Consultation
Notice and copies of the Draft Planning Scheme were given to the Minister for
the Environment and Local Government, An Bord Pleanala and the prescribed
authorities for Development Plan consultation in accordance with the Planning
and Development Act 2000.
Notice of the preparation of the Draft Planning Scheme was published in two
national and two local newspapers, and also on the South Dublin County Council
Copies of the Draft Planning Scheme were sent to local community and residents
groups, affected landowners, local business interests, relevant state and
public bodies/agencies not already sent a copy as prescribed authorities and
local public representatives who are not members of the Planning Authority.
Further copies of the Scheme were available on request from SDCC and could also
be downloaded from the South Dublin County Council website.
The Draft Planning Scheme was available for inspection for a period of six
weeks from 6 January 2003 at the South Dublin Council offices in Tallaght and
Clondalkin and in the Public Library in Lucan. An abbreviated version of the
Scheme was also available on the South Dublin County Council website.
The Draft Planning Scheme was presented to invited representatives of local
community and residents’ groups and business interests at a series of three
evening meetings held in the Council’s Clondalkin Office in late January/early
February 2003. Senior staff from South Dublin County Council and the Dublin
Transportation Office were available to answer questions at all three meetings.
Written submissions and observations made in respect of the Draft Planning
Scheme and received by the Planning Authority during the six-week period from 6
January to 17 February 2003, must be taken into consideration in deciding upon
The County Manager is required to prepare a report on any submissions or
observations received during the six-week public consultation period. The
Report must be submitted to the Members of the Planning Authority for their
consideration within 12 weeks of giving notice of the Draft Planning Scheme, by
31 March 2003.
The Report on submissions and observations must:-
List the persons or bodies who made submissions or observations;
Summarise the issues raised by the persons or bodies in the submissions or
Give the response of the Manager to the issues raised, taking account of the
proper planning and sustainable development of the area, the statutory
obligations of any local authority in the area and any relevant policies or
objectives for the time being of the Government or of any Minister of the
A total of 92 submissions were received during the six-week public consultation
period. A broad range of issues were raised and most submissions raised
multiple, complex, issues.
This report is structured as follows:-
The submissions received during the six-week public consultation period are
allocated a reference number and listed. The list states the name and address
of the person or body that made each submission.
The issues raised in each submission are then summarised and grouped.
In order to relate the issues raised in each submission to the Draft Planning
Scheme document, the issues are grouped under the most relevant headings in the
Draft Planning Scheme.
The sequence of headings in the Draft Planning Scheme is strictly adhered to.
This report should therefore be read in conjunction with the Draft Planning
Also in this report, under the Draft Planning Scheme headings, the County
Manager gives a response to each set of issues raised in submissions.
In some cases, the County Manager’s responses propose changes to the Draft
Planning Scheme document. The proposed changes are highlighted in bold italics
in this report.
It is important to note that all Draft Planning Scheme headings are included in
this report. There are a number of headings in respect of which no issues were
raised in submissions, or to which the issues raised related generally, but
were more appropriately listed under another heading.
In a limited number of cases, new headings or sub-divisions were required. All
headings not already included in the Draft Planning Scheme document are
highlighted as new headings in this report.
In accordance with the Draft Planning Scheme document, the principal sections
of this report, under which the issues raised in submissions are grouped and
summarised and the County Manager’s responses are given, are:-
Introduction – scheme philosophy format, process and planning context;
Proposals for Development – type and extent of development permissible and
proposals for transportation, services, and amenities & facilities for the
Development Areas – detail of individual areas for development;
Phasing and Implementation – concept, sequence and operation
Environmental Appraisal – proposals to minimise the effects of the Draft
Planning Scheme on the environment.