Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (433)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

433. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will establish the new north fringe urban district as a strategic development zone to provide a statutory underpinning for the work of Dublin City Council and Fingal planning staff, to ensure the urgent completion of all works and services for the vast new urban district and to avoid the developer led chaos of the past; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13038/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Specific responsibility for the planning and delivery of the North and South Fringe development rests, respectively, with Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council. Dublin City Council adopted its Dublin City Development Plan 2011-2017 and Fingal County Council adopted its Fingal Development Plan 2011-2017 both of which set out statutory objectives for the development of the North and South Fringe, respectively.

A North Fringe Cross-Authority Forum established in 2004 continues to monitor progress in the implementation of the North Fringe Framework Development.  Meetings continue to be held on a cross-authority basis at which a wide range of issues relating to the planning and delivery of the North Fringe development are discussed and actions taken.

Furthermore, Dublin City Council recently adopted a Local Area Plan (LAP) for Clongriffin-Belmayne (North Fringe) in December 2012.

On the basis of the on-going cooperation within the statutory framework of the existing development plans, and local area plan, I do not believe that a strategic development zone is a necessary vehicle to deliver on the North Fringe.