The Planning Process

The Planning Process

A Foreshore Lease application (to construct the project) was submitted to the Department of Planning, Housing and Local Government in 2006 and updated information was subsequently submitted in 2009, 2012 and 2013.


Since this time the Government has been working on new legislation to regulate all marine planning and development activity. This legislation is called the Marine Planning and Development Management Bill.


It is expected that we will be submitting a fresh application to construct and operate the Dublin Array Offshore Wind Farm in 2021. The new legislation has identified An Bord Pleanála as the decision-making authority, similar to the existing planning system for large scale infrastructure projects, and therefore we will submit our application to them.


Everyone will have an opportunity to submit a letter of support, objection, or an observation on this application to An Bord Pleanála. We will publicise when this submission period opens through our project updates, on our website, in newspapers and any other means agreed with An Bord Pleanála.

A Foreshore Lease application (to construct the project) was submitted to the Department of Planning, Housing and Local Government in 2006 and updated information was subsequently submitted in 2009, 2012 and 2013.

Since this time the Government has been working on new legislation to regulate all marine planning and development activity. This legislation is called the Marine Planning and Development Management Bill.

It is expected that we will be submitting a fresh application to construct and operate the Dublin Array Offshore Wind Farm in 2021. The new legislation has identified An Bord Pleanála as the decision-making authority, similar to the existing planning system for large scale infrastructure projects, and therefore we will submit our application to them.

Everyone will have an opportunity to submit a letter of support, objection, or an observation on this application to An Bord Pleanála. We will publicise when this submission period opens through our project updates, on our website, in newspapers and any other means agreed with An Bord Pleanála.