Table C : List of Plans, Policies and Programmes Relevant to the SEA and the CFRMP
Summary of Objective
Development The €184 billion National Development Plan 2007-2013 builds on the
significant social and economic achievements of the NDP/CSF
(2000-2006). Launched in January 2007, and entitled Transforming
Ireland - A Better Quality of Life for All, this new seven year plan is
another major milestone in building a prosperous Ireland for all its
people, characterised by sustainable economic growth, greater social
inclusion and balanced regional development'.
A coherent national planning framework for Ireland for the next 20
years. The NSS aims to achieve a better balance of social, economic
and physical development across Ireland, supported by more
Revised and consoildated the law relating to planning and
development by repealing and re-enacting with amendments the
Local Governement(Planning and Development) Acts, 1963 to 1999;
Planning and to provide, in the interests if the common good, for proper planning
Development Act 2000 and sustainbel development inculding the provision of housing; to
provide for the licensing of events and control of funfairs; to ammend
the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992, the Roads Act 1993,
the Waste Managment Act 1996 and certain other enactments.
The regional planning guidelines give regional effect to the National
Regional Planning Spatial Strategy. These guidelines provide the consolidation of
Guidelines for the development in the Metropolitan Area and articulate the vision and
Greater Dublin Area strategy for the region in economic and social terms. The guidelines
2004-2016 recommend that all future development of any significant size should
be undertaken in the context of Local Area Plans.
The City Development Plan proposes a sustainable and vibrant
Dublin City city in the context of the strategy for the development of a Greater
Development Plan Dublin'. It promotes the consolidation of the city, maximising efficient
use of land and integrating land use and transport.
The main aim is to provide for the future of well being of the residents
South Dublin County
and to facilitate the future sustainable development of the county as
a vibrant place in which to live and work, visit and enjoy within the
strategic framework of the greater Dublin area.
to plan for and co-ordinate operate sustainable development in Dun
Laoghaire Rathdown based on high quality residential, working and
Dun Laoghaire recreational environments and sustainable transportation patterns.
Rathdown County To create a high quality physical environment to meet the growing
Development Plan needs of those living working or visiting the county in a sustainable,
2004-2011 inclusive, balanced and integrated way and where communities can
thrive in an ecologically, socially and economically sustainable
Lower Dodder Flood
Draft statement with maps, plans and drawings setting out objectives
Ballsbridge Draft Local
for the proper planning and sustainable development of the
Communications from Objectives seek to make the future development of the EY more
the Commision on a sustainable
"Sustainble Europe for
a Better World"
The sixth European
Action Programme Objectives seek to make the future development of the EY more
(EAP) of the European sustainable
The SEA Directive
Under the SEA directive the Dodder CFRMP requires an SEA
Development: A Objectives are to ensure that future development in Ireland occurs in
Strategy for Ireland a sustainable manner.
Assessment of Certain The EU SEA Directive was transposed into Irish Law under S.I. 435
Plans and Programmes in 2004
Regulations 2004 (S.I.
435 of 2004)
Water To maintain 'high status' of water bodies, preventing any
deterioration in the existing status of waters and achieving 'good
status' in relation to all waters by 2015
The directive for the assessment and management of floods for the
reduction of risk to human health, environmental and economic
EU Floods Directive activity associated with floods in the community. Requiring member
states to undertake a preliminary flood risk assessment for each river
Developing 3 linked themes: 1) Food hazard information- developing
flood hazard and risk maps, a coastal warning system and a river
(Tolka & Dodder) warning system; 2) Flood Emergency
Management; & 3) Flood Partnership.
The Water Services Act 2007, Provides an updated framework for
Water Services Act the delivery of water services by Water Services Authorities in Ireland
2007 under the supervision of the Department of the Environment,
Heritage and Local Governement(DEHLG).
Water Quality in Ireland This document assesses the quality of irelands aquactic ecosystems
2001-2003 concentrating on ambient water quality indicators
Water Quality in Ireland
2005: Key indicators of The Quality of rivers, lakes, estuaries, caostal waters, ground waters
the Aquatic and canals is discussed in this report
(Water Policy) Provide for the transposition into Irish Law of the provision of the EU
Regulations (SI 722 of Water Framework Directive
Makes for the drainage and improvement of land by the execution of
works of arterial drainage, to provide for the maintainance of those
Arterial Drainage Act,
works and make further and better provision for the maintainance of
existing drainage works , and to provide for matters aforesaid or
relating generally to the drainage of land.
The capacity of both the foul and surface water drainage systems
within the Dublin Region requires a very significant capital investment
to ensure that future growth and development is delivered in a
Great Dublin Strategic
sustainable fashion which protects the environment. GDSDS will
provide information on land usage and planning requirements, as
well as a basis for identification of Urban Drainage Accommodation
Outcomes from study will provide downstream boundary conditions
Dublin Coastal Flood
for the River Dodder Hydraulic model and a basis for the joint
Risk Assessment Study
probability analysis of fluvial and coastal flooding.
Implements the WFD in the Dodder Catchment, ensure the
Eastern River Basin
watercourses within the Dodder catchment reach 'good status' by
Biodiversity, UN Convention on The Convention was ratified by Ireland in 1996, and in response
Flora & Fauna Biological Diversity Ireland has prepared a Draft National Biodiversity Plan to reflect the
(1992) requirements of the convention.
The EU Biodivesity
Objectives seek to prevent and eliminate the causes of biodiversity
Communication on a
loss and maintain and enhance current levels of biodiversity.
The Directive promotes the maintenance of biodiversity, taking
account of economic, social, cultural and regional requirements. The
EU Habitats Directive objective is to conserve habitats and species through a series of
(92/43/EEC) measures including the establishment of a network of protected
areas. Each member states must designate Special Areas of
Conservation (SACs) within their states. .
The Directive requires the designation of Special Protection Areas
EU Birds Directive
(SPAs) for birds. SACs and SPAs form part of “Natura 2000”
Objectiives seek to protect those fresh water bodies identified by
The EU Freshwater
member states as water suitable for sustaining fish populations. For
those waters it sets phytsical and chemical water quality objectives
for salmonid waters and cyprinid waters
The plan and its implementation are in accordance with Article 6 of
the UN convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The National
Biodiversity Plan was developed to coincide with the National
National Biodiversity Heritage Plan. The plans objectives are to conserve habitat diversity,
Plan 2002 conserve species diversity, conserve genetic diversity both wild and
domesticated and contribute to the conservation and sustainable use
of biodiversity and to advancing other obligations of the CBD in the
EU regionally and internationally.
The Wildlife Act 1976; The Wildlife Act, 1976 and the Wildlife Amendment Act, 2000 ar ethe
The Wildlife princi[le statutory provisions providing for the protection of Wildlife
(Ammendment) Act (both flora and Fauna) and the control of activities which may impact
2000 adversely on the conservation of Wildlife.
Europeans These regulations give the Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the
Communities (Natural conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (Habitats
Habitats) Regulations, Directive) and the Minister to designate special areas of
SI 94/1997, as conservation (endangered species and habitats of endangered
amended SI 233/1998 species) as a contributuion to an EU Community network tio be
and SI 378/2005 known as NATURA 2000.
Objectives include it being illegal to alter, damage or interfere in any
Flora Protection Order way with their habitats. This protection applies whereever the plants
1999 are found and is not confined to sites designated for nature
Natura 2000 sites The purpose is to enable Habitats Directive Annes I habitats or
designated under Annex II species to be maintained , or restored to a favourable
Directive 92/43/EEC conservation status over their natural range. Also, to conserve
and 79/409/EEC habitats for bird species under the Birds Directive Annex I.
Prescribe quality standards for salmonid waters and designate the
Quality of Salmonid waters to which they apply, together with the sampling programmes
Waters Regulations (SI and the methods of analysis and inspection to be used by local
200/1994) and authorities to determine compliance with standards. Also, give effect
ammendments to Council Directive No. 78/659/EEC on the quality of fresh waters
needing protection or improvement in order to support fish life
Dublin City (Draft) Summary of priority habitats and actions to protect and enhance the
Biodiversity Action Plan cities biodiversity.
Dublin City Habitats
A map detailing the various habitats found in Dublin City Council
Dublin City River
Dodder Habitats Identifies important Biodiversity Features which require protection
Management Plan nationally and locally within the Dublin City Councils border
Ballsbridge Draft Local Outlines the baseline environment of the Ballsbridge area,
Area Plan recommends alternatives to planning and development within the
Environmental Report Ballsbridge area for the Draft LAP to consider.
The basic principles which underlies the convention is that
Culture archaeological Heritage is being seriously threatened by a number of
planning schemes and the need to protect the archaeological
heritage should be reflected in town and county planning and cultural
Plan seeks to ensure the protection and enhancement of Irelands
National Heritage Plan
The Heritage Plan offers us the opportunity to improve our
Dublin City Heritage knowledge data base, raise awareness, create understanding, forge
Plan 2002-2006 partnerships, inform and put in place best practice and identify and
implement key projects.
Climate & Air UN Kyoto Protocol
(1997), The United Industrialised countries will have to reduce their combined
Nations Framework greenhouse gas emissions by a minimum of 5% from 1990 levels by
convention on Climate 2012.
Climate Change Objectives seek to develop the necessary elements of a strategy to
Programme(ECCP II) implement the Kyoto protocol
By signing the Kyoto Protocol, Ireland has an obligation to hold
greenhouse gas emissions to a 13% ceiling above 1990 levels by
Directive on Air Quality
Assessment and The Directive sets out the principles for ambient air quality
Management monitoring, assessment and management and was followed by four
(Framework Directive) daughter directives that detail the limit values for specific pollutants.
The proposed Soils Directive lays down a framewotk for the
protection and sustainable use of soil based on principles of
integration of soil issues into other policies, preservation of
The Soils Directive soil functions wiothin the context of sustainable use ,
(DRAFT) prevention of threats to soul and mitigation of their effects, as
well as restoration of degraded soils to a level of functionality
consistent at least with the current and approved future use of
Environment The Environmental Objectives include the better protection of the environment
Protection Agency and the control of pollution through improved licencing and
Act 1992 monitoring.
The Protection of the Objectives include for better protection of the environment and
Environment Act the control of pollution though improved licensing and
Material The DTO is developing a Transport strategy that will be
Assets/ inextricably linked to sustainable land use planning and will be
Infrastructure Transport Strategy directed by the economic, social, cultural and environmental
for the Greater needs of the people of the Greater Dublin Area (GDA).Central
Dublin Area 2010- to the process of formulating the Strategy will be a detailed
2030 examination of the integration of transport with best-practice
land-use and related principles and policies.