THE NEW Dublin City Development Plan, with proposals for new standards for building heights in the city, will be released for public consultation later this month.
The city council’s planning department has for several years put forward proposals to recommend standards of suitable heights for buildings in different areas of the city. However, none of these proposals has met with the approval of city councillors.
In the absence of an agreed policy on heights for a particular area, planning applications for tall buildings made by developers are determined on their individual merits by the planning department.
A proposal in the draft development plan would see three areas of the city designated for buildings of 16 storeys or higher. These are the Docklands, Connolly station and Heuston station. Three other areas, Grangegorman, George’s Quay and Clonshaugh, which had previously been considered for high buildings, will be proposed as low rise areas in the draft plan.