Proposed Variation No. 31 to the CDP 2016 - 2022 on North Great Georges Street and Environs Architectural Conservation Area

closeddate_range9 Nov, 2020, 9:00am - 4 Dec, 2020, 11:59pm

Primary tabs




Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 13 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, that Dublin City Council, being the Planning Authority for Dublin City, has prepared a Proposed Variation of the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022 in respect of the following:


RE:  Proposed Variation No. 31 of Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022
Designating North Great George’s Street & Environs as an Architectural Conservation Area


 Proposal:  It is proposed to vary the Dublin City Council Development Plan 2016-2022 by designating North Great George’s Street & Environs as an Architectural Conservation Area (ACA).

The exact boundaries are delineated on the map accompanying the public display and described in the text of the Architectural Conservation Area Report, and include North Great Georges Street and some or all of the following streets- Bath Lane, Denmark Street Great, Grenville Lane, Grenville Street, Hill Street, Marlborough Street, Nerney’s Court, Parnell Street, Parnell Place, Temple Lane North, and Rutland Place.

The preparation of an ACA for this area is an objective of the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022.  The purpose of an ACA is to protect and enhance the special character of the ACA by:

  • Ensuring that all new development is carried out in a manner sympathetic to the special character of the area,
  • Encouraging the reinstatement and enhancement of existing structures in a manner sympathetic to the special character of the area.

Owners and occupiers of non-protected structures located within the North Great George’s Street & Environs ACA should note that the carrying out of works to the exterior of a structure located in an ACA shall be exempted development only if those works would not materially affect the character of the area.  Porches and other development, such as alterations to the windows, doors, roofs or guttering, which may normally be considered exempt, are not exempt within the ACA area.

Public Display by Appointment

A copy of the Proposed Variation, together with the respective Strategic Environmental Assessment and Appropriate Assessment screening reports and Strategic Flood Risk Assessments may be inspected for a period from Monday 9th November to Friday 4th December 2020 inclusive during public opening hours at the offices of Dublin City Council, Public Counter, Planning and Property Development Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Monday – Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays) by appointment only.

To make an appointment, please email or Phone 01 222 2149 from Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

forum How to Make a Submission/Observation

Submissions or observations may be made:



by post to the following address:
Ms Avril Feeney
Administrative Officer
Variation No. 31
Planning and Property Development Department
Block 4, Floor 3
Dublin City Council
Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8


If you use assistive technology (such as screen readers) and need a version of any document from the  in an accessible format (such as word), please email and the document in the format requested shall be provided in so far as this is reasonably practicable.

Children or groups or associations representing children, are also entitled to make submissions or observations. All valid submissions or observations received with respect to the Proposed Variation made to the Planning Authority up to and including Friday 4th December 2020 will be taken into consideration before the making of a decision on the Proposed Variation.

 The Planning process is an open and public one. In that context, all submissions/observations are a matter of public record, and will also be placed on the City Council's website.