Establishment of a Vacant Sites Register by Dublin City Council
On January 1st 2017, Dublin City Council established a Vacant Sites Register in accordance with the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 . The purpose of the register is to identify vacant sites within the functional area of Dublin City Council zoned for housing and regeneration purposes and which have been deemed suitable for housing or redevelopment but are lying dormant and undeveloped. Sites entered on the Register will be subject to the Vacant Site Levy provisions introduced under the Act.
At present the Register is empty as the Council is in the process of satisfying itself that the sites identified by it to date have been vacant for the preceding 12 months. If the Council is satisfied that this is the case, then each property owner must be served with a Notice of Intention to place the site on the Register and allowed a period of 28 days to object to its inclusion on the Register.