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Spatial planning is crucial to ensure that the city and the region function properly, both now and into the future.  The Chamber has campaigned strongly on the National Planning Framework, which will set out the Government’s spatial plan for the country for the next 20 years. 

Focus must be on ensuring that Ireland’s urban future is a positive one, which will require proper planning and infrastructural investment.  The Greater Dublin Area (GDA) will continue to be the engine of Ireland’s economy, allowing Dublin to remain competitive in the global economy by providing Ireland with a modern city region of international scale.

One way of selectively developing other urban centres is to develop an ‘Atlantic Corridor’ of smaller cities, comprising Cork, Limerick, and Galway, operating in a synergistic relationship with the national capital.

Ireland should embrace the environmental, social, and economic benefits of higher urban density, and develop its cities on a continental model.  Successful management of the urbanisation process means planning for where people will live and work, designing urban landscapes accordingly, and investing in the necessary infrastructure ahead of time. This will require a sustained increase in capital investment in public infrastructure which is facilitated and leveraged by increased density.

Policy Documents

Submission on Role of Local Authority Members

October 2018 Dublin Chamber's submission to the Departmetnt of Housing, Planning & Local Government regarding the consultation on the role and remuneration of elected members of Local Authorities.

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Submission on Poolbeg West SDZ Material Alterations

July 2017 Dublin Chamber's submission to Dublin City Council on the Material Alterations to the Draft Planning Scheme for Poolbeg West Strategic Development Zone.

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Submission re the Draft Dublin City Development Plan

Submission re the Draft Dublin City Development Plan

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Submission on National Planning Framework.

The Chamber's submission on the National Planning Framework focuses on cities being the drivers of regional growth and the importance of alingning spending on infrastructure with long-term planning. 

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Submission re Section 48 Draft Development Contribution Scheme

Submission re Section 48 Draft Development Contribution Scheme

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Submission on Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022

In this response to Dublin City Council’s Development Plan Issues Paper, the Chamber has emphasised the vital importance of Dublin to Ireland’s economy, and called for integrated national and regional planning to support the role of the capital.

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Submission on a Directly-Elected Mayor for Dublin

Dublin Chamber's submission makes an argument for a directly-elected mayor for Dublin under the following headings:

  • Dublin needs a strong Mayor International 

  • Competition between city regions

  • Competitive Dublin

  • Role and Powers of a Mayor

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Submission on the North Lotts & Grand Canal Dock Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) Draft Planning Scheme

Dublin Chamber is supportive of the development of a new planning scheme for the Dublin Docklands. 

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Dublin 2020

Our vision for the future of the city

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Response to The Local Government (Mayor) Bill 2010

Response to The Local Government (Dublin Mayor and Regional Authority) Bill 2010

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Mayor with Budget and Authority

Mayor with Budget and Authority: Dublin Chamber response to the Green Paper on Local Government

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Response to draft Regional Planning Guidelines for the GDA 2010-2022

Response to draft Regional Planning Guidelines for the GDA 2010-2022

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Amendments to the draft Dublin City Development Plan 2011-2017

Dublin Chamber submission on the proposed amendments to the draft Dublin City Development Plan 2011-2017

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Improving the Planning Process: Recommendations for Change

Dublin Chamber Planning Paper: 'Improving the Planning Process: Recommendations for Change'

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Local Election Manifesto 2009

Local Election Manifesto: 'Save Jobs by Cutting the Cost of Doing Business'

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Democracy Now

Submission to the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government - Green Paper for Local Government Reform

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The World is Not Flat - The Case for City Regions

This report looks at importance of the Dublin City Region in terms of the overall economy. It examines trends that are emerging in relation to city regions and the implications for the Dublin City Region.

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