DCC Plan to Increase Storey Limits within Dublin City

February 8, 2022

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL has proposed updating the building height limits for the city, which could see some buildings reaching 25 storeys or potentially even higher.

The council has made the proposals in the Draft Dublin Development Plan 2022-2028.

While there are no specific height limits within the draft plan, which means technically some buildings could reach any height, in practice the criteria set out by the council ensures that developers would not be given carte blanche to build as high as they want.

The plan has three separate height categories, including a landmark classification, which DCC defines as a building that is substantially taller than its surroundings and that makes a ‘significant’ impact on the skyline.


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