13.3.5 Exceptions to the Development Plan: Material Contravention

Dublin City Council has a statutory obligation to take such steps within its powers as may be necessary to secure the objectives of the development plan. In appropriate circumstances, Dublin City Council may permit a material contravention of the development plan.

The granting of a planning permission which materially contravenes the development plan is a reserved function of the elected members of Dublin City Council, exercisable following a public consultation process.