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October 25, 2007

Council is ignoring its policy on high-rise says An Taisce

logo_antaisceDublin City Council is ignoring its own tall buildings policy by granting permission for high-rise schemes in sensitive city centre areas, according to An Taisce. The council has granted permission for a number of high-rise developments outside areas designated for tall buildings, says An Taisce. These decisions have been overturned by An Bord Pleanála, it says. Dublin City Council’s development plan outlines a policy of protecting the skyline of the inner city. This policy is informed by building height criteria set out in the 2000 study Managing intensification and change: a strategy for Dublin building height. This identified the Heuston Station area and the docklands as areas suitable for high buildings, according to An Taisce. Despite these policies the council has granted permission for six tall buildings in the last two years, according to Kevin Duff of An Taisce’s Dublin City Association.

The Irish Times

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