Dublin City Council is currently preparing the new City Development Plan 2016 – 2022. This Plan will set out a shared vision and direction for the future development of our city over the next six years.

We are encouraging people, communities and organisations to read through the Draft Plan and make observations. We encourage you to make your submission early. The deadline for submission is December 11th, 2015.

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 Draft Development Plan contains sections on each of the chapters 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.

To download a copy of Vol. 1 of the draft Development Plan, click here (33.6MB download).

To download a copy of Vol. 2 of the draft Development Plan, click here (3.5MB download).

To view all documents associated with the Draft Plan, click the button below.

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From 1st Oct 2015 - 11th Dec 2015, you can make an observation through this website on any aspect of the draft Plan. Click on the button below to go to the Submission Form and enter your comments.

After 11th Dec 2015, Dublin City Council will compile and review all submissions. It will then publish an amended Plan, which will in turn be available to view and comment on in 2016.

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Members of Dublin City Comhairle na nOg recently devised and created this great short video about the new Draft Development Plan.

Young or old, everyone’s opinion on the future of the city is important. As the kids in the video say: “Your ideas can be the building blocks of change.”

The deadline for submissions on the Draft Dublin City Development Plan is December 11th. Why not take a look at the chapter summaries, go to the Submission form and have your say today!