Council want to talk to public about Fingal’s Draft Development Plan 

Launch of Development plan consultation

Fingal County Council is to hold a series of public consultation events to promote a greater understanding of the Draft Development Plan 2023-2029.

A webinar will be held online next Tuesday, March 22, followed by four drop-in events in different locations across the county.

At each event staff from the Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department will be available to brief the public and answer questions on the Draft Development Plan.

Next Tuesday’s webinar will take place between 7pm and 8pm and those wishing to attend can register by going to

The Drop-In events will take place between 4pm and 8pm on the following dates:

March 31 - The  Atrium, County Hall, Swords.

April 5 - The Lecture Room, Blanchardstown Library, Blanchardstown.

April 20 - The Lecture Room, Malahide Library, Malahide.

April 21 - Martello Room, The Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan.

The Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Seána Ó Rodaigh said: “The webinar and drop-in events are excellent opportunities for members of the public to learn more about the Development Plan from members of the Fingal County Council Planning Department. The Development Plan will affect every individual, family and community so it is important that citizens are aware of it and make submissions on what they like and don’t like in it.”

Fingal County Council’s Director of Planning and Strategic Infrastructure, Matthew McAleese, said: “Going out and explaining the Development Plan to citizens is a very important part of the consultation process and we look forward to meeting people at the drop-in events or speaking to them on the webinar. I am sure they will have plenty of questions and our planning team are looking forward to engaging with them over the coming weeks. Queries can be also forwarded to [email protected] .”

The Draft Development Plan is available for download from the website. It can also be inspected at Fingal County Council’s offices in Swords and Blanchardstown or any Fingal Libraries branch.  

Submissions on the Draft Development Plan must be received by 11.59pm on May 12 and can be made online at or by post to the Development Plan Team, Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main St., Swords, Co. Dublin, K67X8Y2. 

Further information on the Fingal Development Plan 2023-2029 is available at