Strategic Housing Developments

Strategic Housing Development applications are made directly to An Bord Pleanála for developments comprising 100 or more houses or 200 or more bed spaces for student accommodation which may include a mixture of other uses, subject to certain limitations.  The legislation which allowed for these applications was enacted on 19th December 2016 and the associated regulations come in to effect on 3rd July 2017.

Pre Planning Consultation

Requests for pre planning consultation for Strategic Housing Developments should be made to [email protected]  

Application Form for Pre-Application Consultations for SHDs

SUDS Selection Checklist

A copy of the completed ‘Strategic Housing Development Pre-Planning Consultation Form’ should be submitted. In addition, in accordance with Section 284 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, as amended, Fingal County Council requires details of the proposed development to be submitted with the pre planning consultation request. This should be appropriate to the level of consultation sought, for example, preliminary discussions, discussion on specific development layout etc.

Requests for pre-planning consultation under Section 247 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, made immediately prior to making a request to enter into pre application consultations with An Bord Pleanála should be accompanied by full details and particulars of the proposal including:

  • Site location map;
  • Site layout plan;
  • Floor plan, section and elevation drawings;
  • Landscaping details including tree/hedgerow survey, landscape plans and proposed taking in charge drawing;
  • Proposals for water services including water supply and foul and surface water drainage;
  • SUDS/Green Infrastructure selection checklist;and,
  • Access and transportation details.

Prospective applicants are reminded that, under Section 284 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended, information is required at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the consultation. The Planning Authority may determine that consultations cannot proceed where adequate information on the proposed development has not been provided.

The Planning Authority will keep a record of any such consultations which will be a matter of public record on foot of a planning application being subsequently lodged.

The carrying out of such consultations shall not prejudice the performance by a Planning Authority of any other of its functions under the Planning and Development Act 2000, (as amended), and cannot be relied upon in the formal planning process or in legal proceedings.