• Thursday , 14 November 2019

Consultation on DRAFT ‘Urban Development and Building Heights Guidelines for Planning Authorities’


Eoghan Murphy, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, has published draft Urban Development and Building Heights Guidelines for Planning Authorities for public consultation.

These draft Guidelines set out new and updated national planning policy on building heights in relation to urban areas, elaborating on the strategic policy framework set out in Project Ireland 2040 and the National Planning Framework, and are part of a suite of integrated measures and policy shifts to break the current patterns and development trends for our cities and towns and create more compact and integrated communities. To enable focused input into the technical aspects of the Guidelines, the Department is interested in your views prior to finalisation.

Make a Submission
The Department invites submissions on the Guidelines.  Closing date is no later than 5pm on Monday 24 September 2018. A written submission or observation on the draft programme or associated environmental reports can be made by email, preferably in ‘word’ format, to forwardplanning@housing.gov.ie. Alternatively, responses can be posted to: Building Height Guidelines 2018 Consultation, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Custom House, Dublin 1, D01 W6X0.

It should be noted that in the interests of transparency, all written submissions received will be made publicly available on the Department’s website.

For further information and to access the documents click here: www.housing.gov.ie

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