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Scheme of Special Planning Control for Grafton Street and Environs 2019

On 2nd September 2019, Dublin City Council approved the ‘Scheme of Special Planning Control for Grafton Street and Environs 2019’. This revises and updates the earlier 2013 Scheme, and shall remain in operation for six years.

The Scheme sets out development objectives for this Area of Special Planning Control relating to both the preservation and enhancement of the area.  The Scheme includes objectives / provisions relating to the following:

  • control of the use or uses of structures / land in the area,
  • control of advertisements,
  • co-ordination, upgrading or changing of specified shopfronts,
  • control of the design, colour and materials of structures, and
  • promotion of the maintenance, repair, or cleaning of structures.

The geographical extent of the Area of Special Planning Control is identical to that of the Grafton Street and Environs Architectural Conservation Area, and the Scheme should be read in conjunction with the Architectural Conservation Area document.  The area covers the whole of Grafton Street, from its junction with College Green to St. Stephen’s Green, including parts of St. Stephen’s Green North and South King Street.

The document may be downloaded here and copies of the approved scheme are available at the Public Counter at Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 from Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.

For more information

Dublin City Council
Conservation Section
Block 3, Floor 3
Civic Offices
Wood Quay
Dublin 8

Office Hours: 9.00am to 4.30pm. Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Tel: (01) 222 3962, (01) 222 3927, (01) 222 5093