16.2 Design, Principles & Standards

Design, Principles & Standards

As set out in Chapter 4, ‘Shape and Structure of the City’ the philosophy of Dublin City Council is to develop a planning approach that values urbanism and the creation of vibrant, safe, comfortable and attractive urban places where people want to live, work, meet and enjoy their leisure time. Legibility, connectiveness, identity, diversity and quality in the public domain are key objectives underpinning this approach and will be sought in all planning applications. The relationship between the street/public space/square, the buildings and their use will be of paramount importance.

The City Council will expect applicants to demonstrate a comprehensive and integrated approach to design of all development. Early engagement in preapplication discussions with all relevant parties will ensure that issues are addressed from the outset.