News & Reports

This section includes updates on new data or recent changes made to Documents and reports relating to the planning process can also be found here. To read an article in full simply click on the link.


Jul 2023

Dublin Housing Task Force data (2022) is now available on Further information is available at


Oct 2022

The Planning and Development Act 2000 (Exempted Development) (No. 3) Regulations 2022 and the supporting Planning and Development (Solar Safeguarding Zone) Regulations 2022 are now in effect.


Jul 2021

Unfinished Housing Survey data (2020) is now available on Further information is available at


Dec 2020

Groundwater flood data has been added to This data was prepared by Geological Survey Ireland (GSI), Department of Communication, Climate Action and Environment, in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin and the Institute of Technology Carlow.


Jan 2020

Office of Public Works (OPW) Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) and Irish Coastal Protection Strategy Study (ICPSS) flood mapping are now available on Report

Dec 2023

Generalised Zone Types (GZTs) were developed specifically for the project. They represent a consistent scheme for categorizing land use zonings across all local authorities, and complement the existing statutory zonings used for each individual plan. Report

Mar 2019

The concept of Open Data is about making data held by public bodies available and easily accessible online for reuse and redistribution. As public bodies have progressed in areas like eGovernment and data analytics, the potential of data and, in particular, Open Data to help deliver economic, social and democratic benefits has become clearer.