The Importance of the County Development Plan - How the growth of Rathcoole is determined by County Development Plans.
The development of Rathcoole is not a surprise. It has been planned. It has been set out in successive South Dublin County Council Development Plans. What has this to do with the proposed draft Master Plan for South Dublin County Council owned lands in Rathcoole? The master plan, if implemented, will no doubt influence the next County Development Plan given the facilities and associated infrastructure it promises. This also presents a different context to the Master Plan and the proposed residential development of the Woodland. It no longer just sits in the present, but has a future context as well.