Urban Development and Building Heights – New Guidelines

Against a backdrop of a housing shortage and a homeless crisis, legislative steps have been taken to permit the construction of high-density residential accommodation in urban areas.

On 7 December 2018, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government issued the Urban Development and Building Heights Guidelines (the “Guidelines”) after a public consultation process. The Guidelines have statutory footing under section 28 of the Planning and Development Act 2000.

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