The Dún Laoghaire Harbour Masterplan team engaged in an extensive consultation process beginning in December 2010, holding more than 75 different meetings with individuals and organisations. These meetings augmented the findings of the e-survey and Pier surveys held in January 2011, which gave many people the opportunity to share and discuss their ideas and concerns about the harbour’s future with the Masterplan team. The Public Exhibition, which took place over 6 days in June, attracted more than 1500 attendees to view the Consultation Masterplan. The subsequent feedback was very important in allowing the process to move on to the production of a Draft Masterplan.
In late June, the team wrote to all stakeholders to communicate the next steps in the process, notably the 4 week statutory period for consideration of the Draft Masterplan, the SEA and the Draft Heritage Plan, all of which were put on the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company website and made available for public inspection from 4th August until 31st August at the offices of the Harbour Company.
The 16 submissions received during this time were fully considered in September by the Masterplan team and some changes were made to the Draft Masterplan to reflect the issues raised in this phase of the consultation process. The review of these submissions led to the production of the final Masterplan. The Masterplan team’s report and assessment of the various issues raised in the submissions received after the publication of the Draft Masterplan, the SEA and the Draft Heritage Plan together is now available on the Masterplan page, together with the final Environmental Report, SEA Statement and Heritage Management Plan.
A copy of the Masterplan and associated Environmental Report were made available for public inspection at the offices of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company, Harbour Lodge, Crofton Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin during office hours from Friday 4th November until Friday 9th December 2011.