Special Planning Control Schemes

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A Special Planning Control Scheme is a mechanism that allows Dublin City Council to specify development objectives for the preservation or enhancement of an area considered to be of special architectural importance.

How a Special Planning Control Scheme is created

Dublin City Council must follow these steps to create a scheme:

  1. Identify an area of special architectural importance.
  2. Publish a public notice in national newspapers stating that this area is proposed for a Special Planning Control Scheme.
  3. Invite submission from the public about the proposed scheme.
  4. Sent the proposed scheme to the City Council for approval.

Explore the Special Planning Control Schemes

Download the Grafton Street & Environs Special Planning Control Scheme  (PDF 844Kb) Or contact us at the address below to request a copy

This scheme proposes to create the Grafton Street & Environs Architectural Conservation Area. This area includes the whole of Grafton Street, parts of St.Stephens Green North and South King Street as far as the Gaiety Theatre.

Download the O’Connell Street & Environs Special Planning Control Scheme  (PDF 5.86MB) 
 Or contact us at the address below to request a copy

This scheme was adopted in 2003 and was reviewed and adopted in 2009.The purpose is to guide private investment toward the creation of a busy thriving commercial area that is in harmony with the street's architectural, cultural, civic and historic character.

Download the O’Connell Street Architectural Conservation Area Executive Summary  (PDF 281Kb) 
Or contact us at the address below to request a copy

This scheme created the O’Connell Street & Environs Architectural Conservation Area in 2001. This area was designated because of its special architectural importance, as well as its historical and civic importance.

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