The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage has prepared a paper outlining the proposed policy approach towards a revision of the ‘Sustainable Residential Development Guidelines’ (2009) and their replacement with Sustainable and Compact Settlements Guidelines for Planning Authorities. The paper outlines how these Section 28 Guidelines now require replacement, noting the evolution of wider policy since their adoption, in particular, the National Planning Framework (2018).
How to get involved
Written submissions or observations are invited with respect to the proposed approach within the period referred to and will be taken into consideration before the finalisation of the draft guidelines.
Respondents are advised that the department is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2014, and the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations, and Data Protection legislation. Personal, confidential or commercially sensitive information should not be included in submissions.
What we will do with your response
Responses will inform the finalisation of the draft guidelines which are intended to be issued by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage under Section 28 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). Please note that submissions received may be made available on the Government’s website. See the consultation Privacy Statement under the Documents link for further information.