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Planning & Strategic Infrastructure 2017-05-25T10:37:06+00:00

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure

Name of Representatives

Kiernan O Neill – Environment – Castleknock/Mulhuddart

Greg Farrell – Community & Voluntary – Swords/ Balbriggan


Issues identified at Linkage Group Meetings

  • Climate Change Report – how far has this been progressed
  • Discussion on high density developments in Fingal
  • Discussion on building regulations
  • Undertook an analysis of Schools Dublin 15 – focusing on the increase in population & the fact that no land has been zoned in Dublin15 for schools

Name of the Decision Making Committee that our Representatives attend

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Strategic Policy Committee (SPC)

Purpose of the Committee

Planning  Strategic Policy Committee is a committee of Fingal County Council

  • It is tasked to advise and to assist the Council to develop policy
  • Final policy decisions will rest ultimately with the full Council
  • System is intended to give Councillors and relevant sectoral interests an opportunity for full involvement in the policy-making process from the early stages

Issues considered by SPC members

  • County Development Plan 2017-2023 – plan is current being developed and will direct all
  • Review of the Fingal/North Dublin Transportation Study
  • Development of the Open Space Strategy
  • Discussion on Fingal Cycling Infrastructure
  • Mitigation & Adaptation Measures in respect of Climate Change
  • Review of Development Contribution Scheme 2016-2020
  • Overview of Planning Enforcement Policy & Processes

Focus for the Future/ SPC Programme of Work

Review of Fingal County Council Corporate Plan

  • Oversee the development of Fingal County Development Plan 2017 -2023
  • Strategic Flood Risk Assessment
  • Lesotho Project – FCC are advising the Lesotho Government on developing Planning
  • Draft Regional Parks & Open Space Bye-Laws
  • Oversee Planning Enforcement
  • Local Area Plans/Masterplans
  • School sites/ forward planning of school provision
  • Taking in Charge – new housing estates
  • Strategic Infrastructure

Next Linkage Group Meeting

Fingal PPN organise 4 Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Linkage Group meetings per year, the next is scheduled for

Date: September 2017

Time: TBC

Location: TBC

These meetings are open to members of the PPN, for further information contact


Dates of previous Linkage Group Meetings

  • 4th April 2017
  • 7th February 2017
  • 10th October 2016
  • 15th August 2016

Meeting Minutes

Report / Submissions