4.5.4 Taller Buildings as Part of the Urban Form and Spatial Structure of Dublin

A study commissioned by Dublin City Council to examine the issue of building height in the context of Dublin, ‘Managing Intensification and Change: A Strategy for Dublin Building Height’ (DEGW, 2000), identified character areas and locations within the city which would allow for largescale growth, including height clusters, particularly close to major public transport nodes.

This development plan updates and refines both the DEGW study and the 2011 – 2017 development plan to take account of the core strategy, including the emphasis on public transport in the Government’s Smarter Travel – A Sustainable Transport Future – A New Transport Policy for Ireland 2009 – 2020, and the NTA’s Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area 2016 – 2035, and to provide clarity in relation to spatial policy on tall buildings.