Dublin City Council Bans Skyscraper Projects

9 December 2010 (Last Updated December 9th, 2010 18:30)

Dublin's city councillors have accepted a plan to restrict the construction of office buildings taller than seven storeys and apartment buildings taller than six storeys in parts of the city. The proposal is included in the final draft Dublin city development plan for 2011 to 2017. <

Dublin's city councillors have accepted a plan to restrict the construction of office buildings taller than seven storeys and apartment buildings taller than six storeys in parts of the city.

The proposal is included in the final draft Dublin city development plan for 2011 to 2017.

The restrictions will vary across the city, with the most severe restrictions imposed in the outer city, where residential and office buildings will not be allowed to be taller than four storeys.

In case of buildings located near railway stations or hubs, buildings will be allowed to rise to six storeys.

The Docklands, George’s Quay, Connolly Station and Heuston Station areas have been approved for high-rise buildings of more than 50m in height or above 16 storeys for apartments and 12 storeys for office buildings, according to build.ie.