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Greater Dublin Area (GDA)

The legislative remit of the National Transport Authority within the GDA is two-fold. It includes making submissions related to strategic planning and submissions related to development management and planning applications.

Strategic Planning

Regional Planning Guidelines for the Greater Dublin Area

The Dublin and Mid-East Regional Authorities are the two regional authorities within the GDA and in accordance with Section 95 of the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008, they are required to consult with the National Transport Authority when making regional planning guidelines.

Click here to view the National Transport Authority submission on the Regional Planning Guidelines for the Greater Dublin Area.

Development Plans

Where a notice is received by the National Transport Authority from a planning authority it shall, in accordance with Section 95 of the Dublin Transport Authority Act, prepare and submit a report on issues, which in its opinion, should be considered in the preparation of the draft development plan. The report shall state, whether in its view, the draft development plan, is consistent with the GDA transport strategy, or if not, what amendments it considers necessary to achieve such consistency. This process is similar for any submission on the variation of a development plan. In all cases, copies of any submissions made will be sent to the Minister for the Environment and the Minister for Transport.

Click the links below to view National Transport Authority submissions on Development Plans in the GDA and any variations or amendments:

Dublin City
Fingal
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
South Dublin
Wicklow
Kildare
 
Meath

Local Area Plans

Where a notice is received by the National Transport Authority from a planning authority, it shall, in accordance with Section 95 of the Dublin Transport Authority Act, prepare and submit a report on issues, which in its opinion, should be considered in making, amending or revoking a local area plan.

Click to the links below to view National Transport Authority submissions on Local Area Plans in the Greater Dublin Area:

Dublin City
 
Fingal
Dun Laoghaire
 
South Dublin
Wicklow
Kildare
 
Meath
 

Other Submissions

The Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) and the Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) are, in accordance with Sections 99 and 100 of the Dublin Transport Act 2008, required to consult with the National Transport Authority when preparing a master plan or planning schemes and that plans or schemes are consistent with the Transport Strategy.

Under Section 76 of the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008, the Dublin Airport Authority and harbour authorities in the GDA are required to obtain and consider the views of the National Transport Authority before undertaking any development that would have a significant impact on the movement of people and goods in the Greater Dublin Area.

Other plan-making authorities and state agencies in the GDA may seek the views of the Authority by way of consultation. Click the links below to view submissions of this nature which have been made by the Authority:

Cherrywood SDZ – NTA comments to An Bord Pleanala – 25th February 2014

Adamstown SDZ Planning Scheme – Draft Amendments – 3rd December 2013

North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock SDZ Draft Planning Scheme – Proposed Amendment- 28th August 2013

Submission on Adamstown Strategic Development Zone, Pre-Plan Consultation – 22nd April 2013

Comment on Fingal County Council submission on Hansfield – 31st May 2012

Comment on Iarnród Éireann submission on Hansfield – 31st May 2012

Submission on South Campshire Flood Protection Scheme – 15th August 2011

Draft Grangegorman Planning Scheme – 14th June 2011

Development Management

Planning Application Submissions

In accordance with Article 28(1)(l) of the 2001 Planning and Development Regulations as substituted by Art. 8 of the 2006 Regulations, the National Transport Authority is required to make written submissions on planning applications where development might significantly impact on the surface transport in the Greater Dublin Area. The submissions of the Authority are available as part of the public planning file in the Local Authority offices or on their websites.

Submissions on Strategic Infrastructure Development

In accordance with Article 211 (2) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2006, the National Transport Authority is a prescribed body and can make written submissions on strategic infrastructural developments which might significantly impact on the surface transport in the Greater Dublin Area. These submissions can be viewed as part of the public planning files in the offices of An Bord Pleanála.