Monday, 15 January 2007

Variations to the Dublin City Council Development Plan




(VARIATION NO’s 15 & 16)

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 13 of the Planning and Development Acts 2000-2006 that Dublin City Council, being the Planning Authority for Dublin City, has prepared the proposed two (2) Draft Variations of the Dublin City Development Plan 2005-2011 in respect of the following:

Variation No. 15

(a)It is proposed to vary the Dublin City Development Plan 2005 - 2011 by

designating the South City Retail Quarter as an Architectural Conservation Area. The proposed draft variation arises from Objective H7 in the Dublin City Development Plan “to identify and designate at least eight architectural conservation areas during the currency of the Plan”.

The proposed architectural conservation area breaks into two areas, the first extending east of Grafton Street to Dawson Street and from a line just south of Nassau Street to St. Stephen’s Green, the second extending from Georges Street South to Clarendon Street, and College Green/Exchequer Street to Stephen’s Street.

The exact boundaries of the proposed Architectural Conservation Area are delineated on the map accompanying the public display.

Variation No. 16

(b)It is proposed to vary the Dublin City Development Plan 2005-2011 by expanding and modifying the policies relating to city centre retail uses.

The proposed draft variation arises from the Retail Core Framework Plan. Policies S3 and S10 would be modified to introduce the concept of the ‘retail core Framework Plan’, the Category 1 and 2 Shopping Street Designations would be altered in order to improve the level of control of central city land uses, and the category 2 Designation would be expanded to include William Street South, which previously did not have any designation, in order to give it the same level of control as that pertaining on the adjoining streets.

A copy of the proposed Draft Variations will be available for inspection at the Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 from Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) between the hours of 09.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Wednesday, 10th January, 2007 to Tuesday, 6th February, 2007 (both dates inclusive).

Details are also available on the City Council’s website at

Written submissions or observations in relation to the proposed Draft Variation made to the Planning Authority within the above said period will be taken into consideration before the making of a decision on the Draft Variations. Such submissions or observations should be addressed to:

Tom Vaughan, Planning Department, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 or via email to

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