Special Planning Control Schemes

A Special Planning Control Scheme (SPCS) allows Dublin City Council to specify development objectives for the preservation or enhancement of an architectural conservation area.

In order to create these areas Dublin City Council must:

  • Publish a public notice in national newspapers stating that this area is proposed for a Special Planning Control Scheme.
  • Invite submissions from the public about the proposed scheme.
  • Consider the proposed scheme and by resolution, approve or refuse the scheme.

Two SPCS have been created for the city centre. These include:

  • Grafton Street and Environs
  • O’Connell Street and Environs

Grafton Street and Environs

Grafton Street and Environs SPCS

O’Connell Street and Environs

O'Connell Street and Environs Scheme of Special Planning Control 2022
SEA Screening Report O'Connell Street SSPC
O'Connell Street SEA signed determination
Appropriate Assessment Screening Report O'Connell Street and Environs SSPC 2022
O'Connell Street AA signed determination
SFRA_SSPC O Connell Street and Environs 2022
Map O'Connell Street and Environs SSPC 2022
Contact Details

Conservation Section

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