4.13.2 Landscape Conservation Areas

The designation of Landscape Conservation Areas is provided for under Section 204 of the Planning and Development Act for the purposes of the preservation of the landscape. In particular, the legislation allows for further control of exempted development under the Act. Currently there are no such designations in the Dublin City Council administrative area, however it is intended to investigate St Anne’s Park with a view to determining its suitability for LCA designation.

Potential Landscape Conservation Areas

  • The Phoenix Park
  • North Bull Island
  • The National Botanic Gardens
  • St Anne's Park

Undertaking the initial investigation will require a review of the context of the identified sites and in particular, if existing zoning and other designations could provide adequate or additional measures for landscape conservation.

Image showing a glasshouse of The National Botanic Gardens