16.10.8 Backland Development

Backland Development

Dublin City Council will allow for the provision of comprehensive backland development where the opportunity exists.

Backland development is generally defined as development of land that lies to the rear of an existing property or building line. The development of individual backland sites can conflict with the established pattern and character of development in an area. Backland development can cause a significant loss of amenity to existing properties including loss of privacy, overlooking, noise disturbance and loss of mature vegetation or landscape screening. By blocking access, it can constitute piecemeal development and inhibit the development of a larger backland area. Applications for backland development will be considered on their own merits.