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Public Consultation on future of Castlelands and Southeastern Balbriggan.

If you live or work in any of the areas indicated on the attached map you should make a submission and take ownership of your area and neighbourhood. You can attended a public information meeting on August 15th and or make a submission, details below.

Castlelands Masterplan, Public Information Evening

Fingal County Council wants to hear from the local community of South Balbriggan & Castlelands as it launches a public consultation before drafting a Master Plan that will secure the future of the area for decades to come. This period of public consultation is important to the Balbriggan planning process. The opinions and ideas of local people and stakeholders will help devise a plan that is well-rounded and will serve Southeastern Balbriggan & Castlelands well, now and for decades to come.

The preparation of the Castlelands Masterplan is a requirement of the Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023.

The Castlelands Masterplan lands contain two zoning objectives as follows:

‘RA’– Residential Area which states: ‘Provide for new residential communities subject to the provision of the necessary social and physical infrastructure.’


‘OS’ – Open Space which states: ‘Preserve and provide for open space and recreational amenities.’

Objective Balbriggan 16 of the Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023 states the following:

‘Prepare and/or implement the following Masterplans during the lifetime of this Plan:

 Castlelands Masterplan (see here)'

If you are interested in how the Castlelands Masterplan will develop and wish to contribute to the shaping of its future, please make a written submission to the Planning Authority between Tues 31st July and Tues 28th August 2018.

Written submissions to inform the preparation of the Castlelands Masterplan can be made in the following ways:

Uploading submissions on the Fingal County Council website:

By email to

Or by post to the Senior Executive Officer Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin, K37 X8Y2

on or before Tuesday 28th August 2018.

In addition Fingal County Council intends to hold a PUBLIC INFORMATION EVENING on WEDNESDAY 15th August 2018 in the CASTLELANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE from 3.00PM TO 8.00PM. The project team will be available to answer queries about the future preparation of the Masterplan and to advise the public in their participation in the plan-making process.

All submissions received during this period will be considered by the Council in the drafting of the Castlelands Masterplan and details including the names of those making submissions may be shared with relevant Council Departments or their agents involved in the making of the Masterplan and may form part of reports linked to the making of the Masterplan.