Civic Plaza at College Green and Ancillary Traffic Management Measures - Update July 2017

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PART X Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended

Part 10 Planning and Development Regulations 2001 as amended

College Green Project

Dublin City Council proposes to seek the approval of An Bord Pleanála for the following development in accordance with Section 175 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended.  An Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared in respect of the proposed development.

This is an application for approval for the development of a civic plaza and ancillary traffic management measures on an overall site of 1.396Ha. (of which the plaza component covers an area of c.7,300 m2), currently comprising roadways and pathways on a site which includes the full area of College Green and Foster Place (to the south of Bank of Ireland (former House of Parliament)) and immediate west of Trinity College and encompasses parts of Church Lane, Trinity Street, St. Andrew Street, the northern end of Grafton Street, and the southernmost part of College Street.   The eastern edge of the proposed plaza is demarcated by the north-south alignment of Luas Cross-City (currently under construction), and runs westwards as far as Anglesea Street (with a maximum east-west length of 148m).

The Environmental Impact Statement, plans and particulars of the proposed scheme will be available for inspection free of charge or purchase at a cost not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy during public opening hours excluding Bank Holidays for the period from the 18th May 2017 to 30th June 2017 at the following locations:

  • Dublin City Council, Planning and Property Development Department, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 (opening hours Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.30pm);
  • An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 (opening hours Monday to Friday, 9.15am to 5.30pm).

The details may also be downloaded below

  1. EIS Non-Technical Summary
  2. EIS
  3. Existing Layout Drawings
  4. Planning Drawings
  5. Design Report


Submissions and observations may be made in writing to An Bord Pleanála at 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 on or before 5:30 pm on the 30th June 2017 relating to the implications of the proposed development for the proper planning and sustainable development in the area concerned and the likely effects on the environment of the proposed development, if carried out.  Any submission/ observation must be accompanied by a fee of €50 (except for certain prescribed bodies).

The Board may give approval to the application for development with or without conditions or may refuse the application for development. A person may question the validity of a decision of the Board by way of an application for judicial review under Order 84 of the rules of the Superior Courts (S.I No. 15 of 1986). Practical information of the review mechanism can be found on the Citizen Information Board Website at and on the An Bord Pleanála website at