Strategic Housing Development Pre-Planning Consultation

Strategic Housing Development Pre Planning Consultations

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

Applicants are advised to consult applicants to consult Green Blue Infrastructure Guidance Document prior to submitting an application.

Application Form for Pre-Application Consultations for SHDs

Appendix A -Surface Water Management Design Statement

Appendix B -Fingal SuDS Selection Hierarchy Sheet

Appendix C -Statement of Areas

Flood Risk Checklist Rev0 Dec 2020

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.


Contact the Planning Department

Email:           [email protected]
Telephone:    (01)8905541 (Swords)
                      (01)8708434 (Blanchardstown)

Visit us at our planning counters:
County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co Dublin
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Civic Offices, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:30am to 4:30pm and Friday 9.30 - 4pm (all Including Lunchtime) If necessary, the Reception desk in Blanchardstown can accept documents/ applications outside of these hours.

Postal Address for Planning Applications for the following Local Electoral Areas:  Swords, Balbriggan, Rush-Lusk and Howth-Malahide.


Planning Department

Fingal County Council

County Hall


Co. Dublin

K67 X8Y2



And for the following Local Electoral Areas:  Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart, Castleknock and Ongar.


Planning Department

Fingal County Council Civic Offices

Grove Road
Dublin 15
D15 W638