The City Development Plan will be actively implemented. It contains a range of performance indicators and 'tools' to track progress and implementation of key objectives.
For example, it contains eighteen specific indicators to measure city progress towards sustainability. These have been devised to reflect the general vision and specific components of the Plan. Every year, a progress report based on these indicators will be published.
Using the Framework for a Sustainable Dublin, a "Sustainability Toolkit" has also been developed. This is designed to help translate higher level development plan policy into local level plans. It will be included in all Local Area Plans and Schematic Masterplans. The Sustainability Toolkits will focus on a number of key performance areas with a particular emphasis on green infrastructure, high energy and environmental standards, sustainable densities and social infrastructure.
Two independent environmental assessments have already been carried out on the draft City Development Plan; the Strategic Environmental Assessment and Appropriate Assessment. The findings of these reports have informed the policies in the Plan, and every year a report to the City Council will be prepared to demonstrate progress.
Finally, a new, dedicated Development Plan team will oversee the implementation of the Plan. This team will have a set of key guiding principles to assist the development management process.