News & Reports
This section includes updates on new data or recent changes made to Myplan.ie. Documents and reports relating to the planning process can also be found here. To read an article in full simply click on the link.
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.
Groundwater flood data has been added to Myplan.ie. 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.
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 Myplan.ie.
Generalised Zone Types (GZTs) were developed specifically for the Myplan.ie 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.
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.