Dublin City Council has begun preparing the new City Development Plan 2016 – 2022. It will set out a shared vision and direction for the future development of our city.

To inform this process, Dublin City Council have put together an Issues Paper, which highlights some of the 'big picture' priority issues for the city over the next six years.

We are encouraging citizens, communities and organisations to read through these issues and make observations.

You can share your views via the Submission Form on this website, your local library, or a number of drop-in sessions. Details of those sessions will be made available via social media and in the News section below.

Public participation at this early stage is vital and we welcome your views. Please tell us what you think to help us plan for the future of Dublin as a great city to live in, do business and enjoy.

Dublin City Council


The links below will take you to a short summary of the 'big picture' priority issues for the city over the next six years. Each summary includes a set of questions designed to help people think about the important aspects of the issue.

Click on the links below to find out more.


The Issues Paper contains a chapter on each of the issues listed above. It also contains a short introduction that sets out the background and priorities for the new Plan and reviews the strategic and statutory context around it.

Click here to read Dublin City Development Plan 2016 – 2022: The Big Picture Issues (6.3mb download).

A Public Notice has been issued by Dublin City Council with details of where the Issues Paper can be viewed and how submissions can be made. To view the Public Notice, click here (7kb download).

To view the Background Papers to the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022, click here (2.4MB download).

Make a submission

From 10th Nov 2014 - 14th Jan 2015, you can make an observation through this website on any of the issues outlined above. Click on the button below to go to the Submission Form and enter your comments.

After 14th Jan 2015, Dublin City Council will review all comments as it prepares the Draft City Development Plan. The Draft Plan will in turn will be available to view and comment on in late 2015.


Public Information Drop-in Sessions

Dublin City Council will hold a series of Public Information Drop-in Sessions during the consultation period. All members of the public and other interested groups are invited to attend these sessions. The details (venue, date and time) of each session is as follows:

  • Civic Offices, Wood Quay Venue: Tues, 18th November, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Civic Offices Ballyfermot: Weds, 19th November, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Pearse Street Library: Thurs, 20th November, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Civic Offices, Wood Quay Venue: Fri, 21st November, 12:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Finglas Civic Offices: Mon, 24th November, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Ballymun Civic Offices: Weds, 26th November, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • North Central Civic Centre, Bunratty Road: Fri, 28th November, 7:30pm to 8:30pm