Chapter 11: Land use zoning objectives

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11.1 Background

The purpose of zoning is to indicate the land use objectives for all the lands within the County. Zoning aspires to promote the orderly development of the County by eliminating potential conflicts between incompatible land uses and to establish an efficient basis for investment in public infrastructure and facilities.

Zoning policy must also have regard to the strategic policies underlying the Draft Development Plan. These include the principles of sustainable development and of consolidation, the integration of land use and transportation planning, and the maintenance of the quality of life within the County as a whole.

Each land use zoning objective has a supporting Vision which elaborates on the zoning objective and sets the context for the type of development which would be acceptable. Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision.

The technical guidance notes to be used in the context of the adopted use classes are found in Appendix 4.



Objective Z01

Secure the implementation of the Zoning Objective and Vision applied to each area of the County.

11.2 Local Area Plans

There is a requirement to prepare Local Area Plans on lands which are identified on the Development Plan maps. The preparation of Local Area Plans will provide an essential and important means for the implementation of the Council’s sustainable development and land use objectives for the County and will facilitate the provision of the necessary social and physical infrastructure. The preparation of Local Area Plans will enable a high degree of flexibility in the application of zoning and planning policies and assist in the application of the Council’s policies in relation to:

  • Ensuring appropriate residential densities, especially where near to public transport links, with a requirement for a high standard of layout design and a mix of housing types.
  • Providing for industrial and commercial uses to a high standard of design.
  • Providing for the implementation of the Council’s objectives in relation to Green Infrastructure which seeks to address provision for biodiversity, parks and open space, sustainable water management, landscape character, and architectural and archaeological heritage in a coherent and integrated manner.
  • Considering the feasibility of facilitating specific uses to provide appropriate employment opportunities.
  • Providing for appropriate, viable and sustainable uses of the Greenbelts.
  • Providing for the development of land to be phased with the provision of infrastructural and social facilities.
  • Ensuring an appropriate mix of social, affordable and private housing.
  • Providing for the development of viable rural communities.

Local Area Plans will be prepared in co-operation with relevant stakeholders to actively secure the implementation of these plans and the achievement of the objectives as indicated.



Objective Z02

Prepare and implement Local Area Plans where required.

11.3 Masterplans

A number of Masterplans will be prepared during the Draft Plan period. These are indicated on the Draft Plan Maps. The Masterplans will assist in achieving quality developments in terms of, inter alia, urban design, structure, delivery of community/amenity facilities and permeability. Subsequent planning applications will be required to adhere to the approved Masterplans. Masterplans will be subject to a public consultation process and presentation to the Elected Members of the Planning Authority.

Each Masterplan shall consist of a written statement and a plan or series of plans indicating the objectives in such detail, as may be determined by the Planning Authority for the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.



Objective Z03

Prepare and implement Masterplans where required.

11.4 Transitional Zonal Areas

The Draft Development Plan maps show the boundaries between zones. While the zoning objectives and control standards indicate the different uses permitted in each zone, it is important to avoid abrupt transitions in scale and use in the boundary areas of adjoining land use zones. In dealing with development proposals in these contiguous transitional zonal areas, it is necessary to avoid developments that would be detrimental to the amenities of the more environmentally sensitive zone. For instance, in zones abutting residential areas or abutting residential development within predominantly mixed use zones, particular attention must be paid to the use, scale and density of development proposals in order to protect the amenities of residential property.



Objective Z04

Have regard to development in adjoining zones, in particular more environmentally sensitive zones, in assessing development proposals for lands in the vicinity of zoning boundaries.

11.5 Non-Conforming Uses

Throughout the County there are uses which do not conform to the zoning objective of the area. These are uses which were in existence on 1st October 1964, or which have valid planning permissions, or which are unauthorized but have exceeded the time limit for enforcement proceedings. Reasonable intensification of extensions to and improvement of premises accommodating these uses will generally be permitted within the existing curtilage of the development and subject to normal planning criteria.



Objective Z05

Generally, permit reasonable intensification of, extensions to and improvement of premises accommodating nonconforming uses, subject to normal planning criteria.

11.6 Ancillary Uses

Planning permission sought for developments which are ancillary to the parent use, i.e. they rely on the permitted parent use for their existence and rationale, should be considered on their merits irrespective of what category the ancillary development is listed in the ‘Zoning Objectives, Vision and Use Classes’ Section of this Chapter.



Objective Z06

Ensure that developments ancillary to the parent use of a site are considered on their merits.

11.7 Zoning Objectives, Vision and Use Classes

ZONING OBJECTIVE “CI” COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE

Objective: Provide for and protect civic, religious, community, education, health care and social infrastructure.

Vision: Protect and promote an inclusive county, accessible to all members of the community, facilitating the sustainable development of necessary community, health, religious, educational, social and civic infrastructure. A wide range of different community facilities, civic facilities and social services exist within the County ranging from those of regional importance such as education and health facilities, to those of local and neighbourhood importance such as places of worship, community centres and childcare facilities. It is important to facilitate the development and expansion of such services in order to deliver a quality environment whilst improving the quality of life for all.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Childcare Facilities

Community Facility

Cultural Facility

Education

Health Centre [19]

Hospital [19]

Open Space

Place of Worship

Residential Care Home/ Retirement Home

Utility Installations

   

Not Permitted

Abattoir

Aerodrome/Airfield

Agri-Business

Agricultural Buildings

Agricultural Farm Supplies

Agricultural Machinery Sales and/or

Maintenance

Agri-Tourism

Air Transport Infrastructure

Amusement Arcade

Bed and Breakfast

Betting Office

Boarding Kennels

Builders Providers/Yard

Car Hire Holding Area

Caravan Park – Holiday

Bed and Breakfast

Betting Office

Boarding Kennels

Civic Waste Facility

Concrete/Asphalt

Enterprise Centre

Exhibition Centre

Extractive Industry/

Quarrying

Fast Food Outlet/Take-Away

Farm Shop

Food, Drink and Flower Preparation/Processing

Fuel Depot/Fuel Storage

Funeral Home/Mortuary

Garden Centre

General Aviation

Golf Course

Guest House

Heavy Vehicle Park

High Technology

Manufacturing

Holiday Home/Apartments

Home-Based Economic Activity

Hotel

Industry – General

Industry – Light

Industry - High Impact

Logistics

Office ≤ 100sqm

Office > 100sqm and

< 1,000sqm

Office ≥ 1,000sqm

Park and Ride Facilities

Petrol Station

Plant Storage

Public House

Public Transport Station

Research and Development

Residential

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa

Retail - Convenience ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Not Permitted contd.

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Retail - Warehouse Club

Retirement Village

Road Transport Depot

Taxi Office

Vehicle Sales Outlet -

Small Vehicles

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Large Vehicles

Vehicle Servicing/

Maintenance Garage

Veterinary Clinic

Warehousing

Waste Disposal and

Recovery Facility (Excluding High Impact)

Waste Disposal and

Recovery Facility

(High Impact)

Wholesale

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “DA” DUBLIN AIRPORT

Objective: Ensure the efficient and effective operation and development of the airport in accordance with an approved Local Area Plan.

Vision: Facilitate air transport infrastructure and airport related activity/uses only (i.e. those uses that need to be located at or near the airport). All development within the Airport Area should be of a high standard reflecting the status of an international airport and its role as a gateway to the country and region. Minor extensions or alterations to existing properties located within the Airport Area which are not essential to the operational efficiency and amenity of the airport may be permitted, where it can be demonstrated that these works will not result in material intensification of land use.

Air Transport Infrastructure includes: aircraft areas, air traffic control/tower, ancillary health, safety and security uses, aprons, cargo handling, maintenance hangers, meteorology, retail – airside/duty free, runways, taxiways, terminals and piers.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Aerodrome/Airfield

Air Navigation Installations

Air Transport Infrastructure

Car Hire Holding Area

Cargo Yards

Carpark - Non-Ancillary

Childcare Facilities

Food, Drink and Flower Preparation/Processing [22]

Fuel Depot/Fuel Storage

General Aviation

Hotel

Logistics [18]

Office Ancillary to Permitted Use

Office ≤ 100sqm [18]

Office > 100sqm and

< 1,000sqm [18]

Office ≥ 1,000sqm18

Open Space

Petrol Station

Place of Worship

Public House

Public Transport Station

Restaurant/Café

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa [17]

Taxi Office

Telecommunications

Structures

Training Centre [15]

Utility Installations

Warehousing [18]

 

Not Permitted

Abattoir

Agri-Business

Agricultural Buildings

Agricultural Farm Supplies

Agricultural Machinery Sales and/or Maintenance

Agri-Tourism

Bed and Breakfast

Boarding Kennels

Builders Provider/Yard

Burial Grounds

Caravan Park – Holiday

Caravan Park – Residential

Casual Trading

Civic Waste Facility

Concrete/Asphalt

Dancehall/Nightclub

Education

Enterprise Centre

Extractive Industry/

Quarrying

Farm Shop

Garden Centre

Golf Course

Guest House

High Technology Manufacturing

Holiday Home/Apartments

Home-Based Economic Activity

Hospital

Industry – General

Industry – Light

Industry - High Impact

Park and Ride Facilities

Residential

Residential Care Home/

Retirement Home

Not Permitted contd.

Residential Institution

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Retail - Warehouse Club

Retirement Village

Traveller Community

Accommodation

Vehicle Sales Outlet -

Small Vehicles

Vehicle Sales Outlet -

Large Vehicles

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (Excluding High Impact)

Waste Disposal and

Recovery Facility (High Impact)

Wholesale

 

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “FP” FOOD PARK

Objective: Provide for and facilitate the development of a Food Industry Park.

Vision: Facilitate the development of a state of the art Food Park incorporating the growing, preparation, processing, ripening, packaging, storing, distribution and logistics relating to food, drink, flowers and related products on lands adjacent to major transport infrastructure, operating at a national and international scale and optimising its strategic value to the regional economy. The Park will be primarily devoted to developing value added opportunities within the food sector.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Exhibition Centre [16]

Farm Shop [1]

Food, Drink and Flower

Preparation/Processing

Logistics [16]

Office Ancillary to Permitted Use

Office < 550 sqm [16]

Research and Development [16]

Restaurant/Café [5]

Open Space

Sustainable Energy Installation

Telecommunications Structures

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa [5]

Utility Installations

Wholesale [16]

Training Centre [16]

 

Warehousing [16]

Residential [4a]

Not Permitted

Abattoir

Aerodrome/Airfield

Agricultural Farm Supplies

Agricultural Machinery Sales and/or Maintenance

Air Transport Infrastructure

Amusement Arcade

Bed and Breakfast

Betting Office

Boarding Kennels

Builders Provider/Yard

Burial Grounds

Car Hire Holding Area

Caravan Park – Holiday

Caravan Park – Residential

Cargo Yards

Carpark - Non-Ancillary

Casual Trading

Civic Waste Facility

Community Facility

Concrete/Asphalt

Conference Centre

Cultural Facility

Dancehall/Nightclub

Education

Extractive Industry/Quarrying

Fast Food Outlet/Take-Away

Funeral Home/Mortuary

Garden Centre

General Aviation

Golf Course

Guest House

Health Centre

Health Practitioner

Heavy Vehicle Park

High Technology Manufacturing

Holiday Home/Apartments

Home-Based Economic Activity

Hospital

Hotel

Industry – General

Industry – Light

Industry - High Impact

Office ≥ 1,000sqm

Park and Ride Facilities

Petrol Station

Place of Worship

Plant Storage

Public House

Public Transport Station

Recreational Facility/Sports Club

Residential Care Home/

Retirement Home

Residential Institution

Retail - Convenience ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Retail - Warehouse Club

Retirement Village

Road Transport Depot

Taxi Office

Traveller Community

Accommodation

Vehicle Sales Outlet -

Small Vehicles

Not Permitted contd.

Vehicle Sales Outlet -

Large Vehicles

Vehicle Servicing/

Maintenance Garage

Veterinary Clinic

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (Excluding High Impact)

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (High Impact)

 

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “GB” GREENBELT

Objective: Protect and provide for a Greenbelt.

Vision: Create a rural/urban Greenbelt zone that permanently demarcates the boundary (i) between the rural and urban areas, or (ii) between urban and urban areas. The role of the Greenbelt is to check unrestricted sprawl of urban areas, to prevent coalescence of settlements, to prevent countryside encroachment and to protect the setting of towns and/or villages. The Greenbelt is attractive and multifunctional, serves the needs of both the urban and rural communities, and strengthens the links between urban and rural areas in a sustainable manner. The Greenbelt will provide opportunities for countryside access and for recreation, retain attractive landscapes, improve derelict land within and around towns, secure lands with a nature conservation interest, and retain land in agricultural use. The zoning objective will have the consequence of achieving the regeneration of undeveloped town areas by ensuring that urban development is directed towards these areas.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Agricultural Buildings

Agri-Tourism

Bed and Breakfast [3]

Boarding Kennels [3]

Burial Grounds

Childcare Facilities [3]

Community Facility

Farm Shop [20]

Golf Course

Guest House [3]

Health Practitioner [3]

Holiday Home/Apartments [7]

Office Ancillary to Permitted Use

Open Space

Recreational Facility/Sports Club

Research and Development [14]

Residential [4]

Restaurant/Café [13]

Veterinary Clinic [21]

Campsite [25]

 

Not Permitted

Advertising Structures

Aerodrome/Airfield

Agri-Business

Agricultural Farm Supplies

Agricultural Machinery Sales and/or Maintenance

Air Transport Infrastructure

Amusement Arcade

Betting Office

Builders Provider/Yard

Car Hire Holding Area

Caravan Park – Residential

Cargo Yards

Concrete/Asphalt

Conference Centre

Dancehall/Nightclub

Enterprise Centre

Exhibition Centre

Fast Food Outlet/Take-Away

Food, Drink and Flower

Preparation/Processing

Fuel Depot/Fuel Storage

Funeral Home/Mortuary

General Aviation

Health Centre

Heavy Vehicle Park

High Technology Manufacturing

Hospital

Industry – General

Industry – Light

Industry - High Impact

Logistics

Office ≤ 100sqm

Office > 100sqm and

< 1,000sqm

Office ≥ 1,000sqm

Plant Storage

Public House

Residential Care Home/

Retirement Home

Residential Institution

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa

Retail - Convenience ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Retail - Warehouse Club

Retirement Village

Not Permitted contd.

Road Transport Depot

Taxi Office

Training Centre

Vehicle Sales Outlet -

Small Vehicles

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Large Vehicles

Vehicle Servicing/Maintenance Garage

Warehousing

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (High Impact)

Wholesale

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “GE” GENERAL EMPLOYMENT

Objective: Provide opportunities for general enterprise and employment.

Vision: Facilitate opportunities for compatible industry and general employment uses, logistics and warehousing activity in a good quality physical environment. General Employment areas should be highly accessible, well designed, permeable and legible.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Builders Provider/Yard

Civic Waste Facility

Enterprise Centre

Food, Drink and Flower

Preparation/Processing

Fuel Depot/Fuel Storage

High Technology Manufacturing

Industry – General

Industry – Light

Logistics

Office Ancillary to Permitted Use

Open Space

Petrol Station

Research and Development

Restaurant/Café [5]

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa [5]

Road Transport Depot

Sustainable Energy Installation

Telecommunications Structures

Training Centre

Utility Installations

Vehicle Sales Outlet -

Small Vehicles

Vehicle Sales Outlet -

Large Vehicles

Vehicle Servicing/Maintenance Garage

Warehousing

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (Excluding High Impact)

Wholesale

 

Not Permitted

Abattoir

Aerodrome/Airfield

Agri-Tourism

Air Transport Infrastructure

Amusement Arcade

Bed and Breakfast

Betting Office

Boarding Kennels

Burial Grounds

Caravan Park – Holiday

Caravan Park – Residential

Concrete/Asphalt

Cultural Facility

Dancehall/Nightclub

Education

Exhibition Centre

Extractive Industry/Quarrying

Farm Shop

General Aviation

Golf Course

Guest House

Health Practitioner

Holiday Home/Apartments

Hospital

Hotel

Office ≥ 1,000sqm

Place of Worship

Public House

Residential

Residential Care Home/

Retirement Home

Residential Institution

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse*

Retail - Warehouse Club

Retirement Village

Traveller Community

Accommodation

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (High Impact)

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “HA” HIGH AMENITY

Objective: Protect and enhance high amenity areas.

Vision: Protect these highly sensitive and scenic locations from inappropriate development and reinforce their character, distinctiveness and sense of place. In recognition of the amenity potential of these areas opportunities to increase public access will be explored.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Agri-Tourism

Bed and Breakfast [3]

Boarding Kennels [3]

Burial Grounds

Childcare Facilities [3]

Farm Shop20

Guest House [3]

Health Practitioner [3]

Holiday Home/Apartments [7]

Office Ancillary to Permitted Use

Open Space

Residential [4]

Restaurant/Café [13]

Campsite [25]

 

Not Permitted

Abattoir

Advertising Structures

Aerodrome/Airfield

Agri-Business

Agricultural Farm Supplies

Agricultural Machinery Sales and/or Maintenance

Air Transport Infrastructure

Amusement Arcade

Betting Office

Builders Provider/Yard

Car Hire Holding Area

Caravan Park – Residential

Cargo Yards

Casual Trading

Civic Waste Facility

Concrete/Asphalt

Conference Centre

Dancehall/Nightclub

Enterprise Centre

Exhibition Centre

Fast Food Outlet/Take-Away

Food, Drink and Flower

Preparation/Processing

Fuel Depot/Fuel Storage

Funeral Home/Mortuary

General Aviation

Health Centre

Heavy Vehicle Park

High Technology Manufacturing

Hospital

Industry – General

Industry – Light

Industry - High Impact

Logistics

Office ≤ 100sqm

Office > 100sqm and < 1,000sqm

Office ≥ 1,000sqm

Park and Ride Facilities

Petrol Station

Place of Worship

Plant Storage

Public House

Public Transport Station

Research and Development

Residential Care Home/ Retirement Home

Residential Institution

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa

Retail - Convenience ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Retail - Warehouse Club

Retirement Village

Road Transport Depot

Taxi Office

Training Centre

Traveller Community

Accommodation

Vehicle Sales Outlet -

Small Vehicles

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Large Vehicles

Vehicle Servicing/

Maintenance Garage

Not Permitted contd.

Veterinary Clinic

Warehousing

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (Excluding High Impact)

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (High Impact)

Wholesale

 

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

Nothing in this County Development Plan Zoning Matrix [Use Classes related to HA Zoning Objective ] shall disallow proposals for:

  1. The building of new modern psychiatric health care and ancillary facilities (which can include the provision of a National Forensic Mental Health Service Hospital) within the St. Ita’s Hospital complex and demesne in Portrane on ‘HA’ zoned lands. The Feasibility Study identifies the St. Ita’s Hospital complex and demesne as a suitable location for the development of new modern psychiatric health care and ancillary facilities (which can include the provision of a National Forensic Mental Health Service Hospital);
  2. Future renewal, improvement, redevelopment of the established historic building stock within St.Ita’s Hospital complex and demesne at Portrane;
  3. Appropriate uses including uses which also relate to and are consistent with the historic use of the complex within the demesne established prior to the foundation of the Irish State.

(Also Refer to Chapter 10: Objective CH 22).

ZONING OBJECTIVE “HI” HEAVY INDUSTRY

Objective: Provide for heavy industry.

Vision: Facilitate opportunities for industrial uses, activities and processes which may give rise to land use conflict if located within other zonings. Such uses, activities and processes would be likely to produce adverse impacts, for example by way of noise, dust or visual impacts. HI areas provide suitable and accessible locations specifically for heavy industry and shall be reserved solely for such uses.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Abattoir

Concrete/Asphalt

Extractive Industry/Quarrying

Fuel Depot/Fuel Storage

Heavy Vehicle Park

Industry - High Impact

Office Ancillary to Permitted Use

Open Space

Plant Storage

Restaurant/Café [5]

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa [5]

Sustainable Energy Installation

Telecommunications Structures

Utility Installations

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (High Impact)

Not Permitted

Aerodrome/Airfield

Agricultural Buildings

Agricultural Farm Supplies

Agricultural Machinery Sales and/or Maintenance

Agri-Tourism

Air Transport Infrastructure

Amusement Arcade

Bed and Breakfast

Betting Office

Boarding Kennels

Builders Provider/Yard

Burial Grounds

Car Hire Holding Area

Caravan Park – Holiday

Caravan Park – Residential

Cargo Yards

Carpark - Non-Ancillary

Casual Trading

Childcare Facilities

Civic Waste Facility

Community Facility

Conference Centre

Cultural Facility

Dancehall/Nightclub

Education

Enterprise Centre

Exhibition Centre

Fast Food Outlet/Take-Away

Farm Shop

Food, Drink and Flower

Preparation/Processing

Funeral Home/Mortuary

Garden Centre

General Aviation

Golf Course

Guest House

Health Centre

Health Practitioner

High Technology Manufacturing

Holiday Home/Apartments

Home-Based Economic Activity

Hospital

Hotel

Industry – General

Industry – Light

Logistics

Office ≤100sqm

Office >100sqm and <1,000sqm

Office ≥1,000sqm

Park and Ride Facilities

Petrol Station

Place of Worship

Public House

Public Transport Station

Recreational Facility/Sports Club

Residential

Residential Care Home/

Retirement Home

Residential Institution

Retail - Convenience ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Retail - Warehouse Club

Retirement Village

Taxi Office

Traveller Community

Accommodation

Not Permitted

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Small Vehicles

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Large Vehicles

Veterinary Clinic

Warehousing

Wholesale

 

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “HT” HIGH TECHNOLOGY

Objective: Provide for office, research and development and high technology/high technology manufacturing type employment in a high quality built and landscaped environment.

Vision: Facilitate opportunities for high technology, high technology and advanced manufacturing, major office and research and development based employment within high quality, highly accessible, campus style settings. The HT zoning is aimed at providing a location for high end, high quality, value added businesses and corporate headquarters. An emphasis on exemplar sustainable design and aesthetic quality will be promoted to enhance corporate image and identity.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Enterprise Centre

High Technology Manufacturing

Hospital

Industry – Light

Office Ancillary to Permitted Use

Office ≤ 100sqm

Office > 100sqm and

< 1,000sqm

Office ≥ 1,000sqm

Open Space

Research and Development

Restaurant/Café [5]

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa [5]

Sustainable Energy Installation

Telecommunications Structures

Training Centre

Utility Installations

   

Not Permitted

Abattoir

Aerodrome/Airfield

Agri-Business

Agricultural Buildings

Agricultural Farm Supplies

Agricultural Machinery Sales and/or Maintenance

Agri-Tourism

Air Transport Infrastructure

Amusement Arcade

Bed and Breakfast

Betting Office

Boarding Kennels

Builders Provider/Yard

Burial Grounds

Car Hire Holding Area

Caravan Park – Holiday

Caravan Park – Residential

Cargo Yards

Carpark - Non-Ancillary

Casual Trading

Civic Waste Facility

Concrete/Asphalt

Dancehall/Nightclub

Extractive Industry/Quarrying

Fast Food Outlet/Take-Away

Farm Shop

Fuel Depot/Fuel Storage

Funeral Home/Mortuary

Garden Centre

General Aviation

Golf Course

Guest House

Health Practitioner [24]

Heavy Vehicle Park

Holiday Home/Apartments

Industry - High Impact

Logistics

Park and Ride Facilities

Place of Worship

Plant Storage

Public House

Residential

Residential Care Home/ Retirement Home

Residential Institution

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Retail - Warehouse Club

Retirement Village

Road Transport Depot

Traveller Community

Accommodation

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Small Vehicles

Vehicle Sales Outlet -

Large Vehicles

Vehicle Servicing/

Maintenance Garage

Veterinary Clinic

Warehousing

Not Permitted contd.

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (Excluding High Impact)

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (High Impact)

Wholesale

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “LC” LOCAL CENTRE

Objective: Protect, provide for and/or improve local centre facilities.

Vision: Provide a mix of local community and commercial facilities for the existing and developing communities of the County. The aim is to ensure local centres contain a range of community, recreational and retail facilities, including medical/ dental surgeries and childcare facilities, at a scale to cater for both existing residential development and zoned undeveloped lands, as appropriate, at locations which minimise the need for use of the private car and encourage pedestrians, cyclists and the use of public transport. The development will strengthen local retail provision in accordance with the County Retail Strategy.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Betting Office

Childcare Facilities

Community Facility

Cultural Facility

Education

Fast Food Outlet/Take-Away

Funeral Home/Mortuary

Guest House

Health Centre

Health Practitioner

Home-Based Economic Activity

Office Ancillary to Permitted Use

Office ≤ 100sqm

Office > 100sqm and < 1,000sqm [10]

Open Space

Place of Worship

Public House

Public Transport Station

Recreational Facility/Sports Club

Residential

Residential Care Home/

Retirement Home

Residential Institution

Restaurant/Café

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa

Retail - Convenience ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa [26]

Taxi Office

Telecommunications Structures

Traveller Community

Accommodation

Utility Installations

Veterinary Clinic

   

Not Permitted

Abattoir

Aerodrome/Airfield

Agri-Business

Agricultural Buildings

Agricultural Farm Supplies

Agricultural Machinery Sales and/or Maintenance

Agri-Tourism

Air Transport Infrastructure

Boarding Kennels

Builders Provider/Yard

Burial Grounds

Car Hire Holding Area

Caravan Park – Holiday

Caravan Park – Residential

Cargo Yards

Carpark - Non-Ancillary

Civic Waste Facility

Concrete/Asphalt

Conference Centre

Dancehall/Nightclub

Exhibition Centre

Extractive Industry/Quarrying

Farm Shop

Food, Drink and Flower

Preparation/Processing

Fuel Depot/Fuel Storage

General Aviation

Golf Course

Heavy Vehicle Park

High Technology Manufacturing

Hospital

Industry – General

Industry – Light

Industry - High Impact

Logistics

Office ≥ 1,000sqm

Park and Ride Facilities

Plant Storage

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Not Permitted contd.

Retail - Warehouse Club

Retirement Village

Road Transport Depot

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Small Vehicles

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Large Vehicles

Vehicle Servicing/Maintenance Garage

Warehousing

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (Excluding High Impact)

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (High Impact)

Wholesale

   

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “MC” MAJOR TOWN CENTRE

Objective: Protect, provide for and/ or improve major town centre facilities.

Vision: Consolidate the existing Major Towns in the County, (Blanchardstown, Swords and Balbriggan). The aim is to further develop these centres by densification of appropriate commercial and residential developments ensuring a mix of commercial, recreational, civic, cultural, leisure, residential uses, and urban streets, while delivering a quality urban environment which will enhance the quality of life of resident, visitor and workers alike. The zone will strengthen retail provision in accordance with the County Retail Strategy, emphasise urban conservation, ensure priority for public transport, pedestrians and cyclists while minimising the impact of private car based traffic and enhance and develop the existing urban fabric. In order to deliver this vision and to provide a framework for sustainable development, masterplans will be prepared for each centre in accordance with the Urban Fingal Chapter objectives.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Bed and Breakfast

Betting Office

Carpark - Non-Ancillary

Childcare Facilities

Community Facility

Conference Centre

Cultural Facility

Dancehall/Nightclub

Education

Exhibition Centre

Fast Food Outlet/Take-Away

Funeral Home/Mortuary

Garden Centre

Guest House

Health Centre

Health Practitioner

Holiday Home/Apartments

Home-Based Economic Activity

Hospital

Hotel

Office Ancillary to Permitted Use

Office ≤ 100sqm

Office > 100sqm and < 1,000sqm

Office ≥ 1,000sqm

Open Space

Petrol Station

Place of Worship

Public House

Public Transport Station

Recreational Facility/Sports Club

Research and Development

Residential

Residential Care Home/ Retirement Home

Residential Institution

Restaurant/Café

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa

Retail - Convenience ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa [8]

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Retirement Village

Taxi Office

Telecommunications Structures

Training Centre

Traveller Community

Accommodation

Utility Installations

Vehicle Sales Outlet -

Small Vehicles

Vehicle Servicing/

Maintenance Garage

Veterinary Clinic

Wholesale

Not Permitted

Abattoir

Aerodrome/Airfield

Agri-Business

Agricultural Buildings

Agricultural Machinery Sales and/or Maintenance

Agri-Tourism

Air Transport Infrastructure

Boarding Kennels

Car Hire Holding Area

Caravan Park – Holiday

Caravan Park – Residential

Cargo Yards

Civic Waste Facility

Concrete/Asphalt

Extractive Industry/Quarrying

Not Permitted contd.

Farm Shop

Fuel Depot/Fuel Storage

General Aviation

Golf Course

Heavy Vehicle Park

Industry – General

Industry - High Impact

Logistics

Plant Storage

Road Transport Depot

Warehousing

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (Excluding High Impact)

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (High Impact)

   

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “ME” METRO ECONOMIC CORRIDOR

Objective: Facilitate opportunities for high density mixed use employment generating activity and commercial development, and support the provision of an appropriate quantum of residential development within the Metro Economic Corridor.

Vision: Provide for an area of compact, high intensity/density, employment generating activity with associated commercial and residential development which focuses on the Metro within a setting of exemplary urban design, public realm streets and places, which are permeable, secure and within a high quality green landscape. Landmark buildings will provide strong quality architectural features, which respect and enhance the character of the area into which they sit. The designated areas will form sustainable districts which possess a high degree of connectivity and accessibility and will be developed in a phased manner subject to the necessary provision of social and physical infrastructure.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Betting Office

Childcare Facilities

Community Facility

Conference Centre

Cultural Facility

Dancehall/Nightclub

Education

Exhibition Centre

Funeral Home/Mortuary

Guest House

Health Centre

Health Practitioner

Home-Based Economic Activity

Hospital

Hotel

Office Ancillary to Permitted Use

Office ≤ 100sqm

Office > 100sqm and < 1,000sqm

Office ≥ 1,000sqm

Open Space

Place of Worship

Public House

Public Transport Station

Research and Development

Residential

Residential Care Home/ Retirement Home

Residential Institution

Restaurant/Café

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa

Retail - Convenience ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa

Sustainable Energy Installation

Taxi Office

Telecommunications Structures

Training Centre

Traveller Community

Accommodation

Utility Installations

Veterinary Clinic

Not Permitted

Abattoir

Aerodrome/Airfield

Agri-Business

Agricultural Buildings

Agricultural Farm Supplies

Agricultural Machinery Sales and/or Maintenance

Agri-Tourism

Air Transport Infrastructure

Boarding Kennels

Builders Provider/Yard

Burial Grounds

Car Hire Holding Area

Caravan Park – Holiday

Caravan Park – Residential

Cargo Yards

Civic Waste Facility

Concrete/Asphalt

Extractive Industry/Quarrying

Farm Shop

Fuel Depot/Fuel Storage

General Aviation

Golf Course

Heavy Vehicle Park

Industry – General

Industry - High Impact

Logistics

Plant Storage

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Retail - Warehouse Club

Not Permitted contd.

Road Transport Depot

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Small Vehicles

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Large Vehicles

Warehousing

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (Excluding High Impact)

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (High Impact)

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “OS” OPEN SPACE

Objective: Preserve and provide for open space and recreational amenities.

Vision: Provide recreational and amenity resources for urban and rural populations subject to strict development controls. Only community facilities and other recreational uses will be considered and encouraged by the Planning Authority.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Community Facility

Golf Course

Open Space

Recreational Facility/Sports Club

   

Not Permitted

Abattoir

Advertising Structures

Aerodrome/Airfield

Agri-Business

Agricultural Buildings

Agricultural Farm Supplies

Agricultural Machinery Sales and/or Maintenance

Agri-Tourism

Air Transport Infrastructure

Amusement Arcade

Bed and Breakfast

Betting Office

Boarding Kennels

Builders Provider/Yard

Car Hire Holding Area

Caravan Park – Holiday

Caravan Park – Residential

Cargo Yards

Carpark - Non-Ancillary

Childcare Facilities

Civic Waste Facility

Concrete/Asphalt

Conference Centre

Dancehall/Nightclub

Education

Enterprise Centre

Exhibition Centre

Extractive Industry/Quarrying

Fast Food Outlet/Take-Away

Farm Shop

Food, Drink and Flower

Preparation/Processing

Fuel Depot/Fuel Storage

Funeral Home/Mortuary

Garden Centre

General Aviation

Guest House

Health Centre

Health Practitioner

Heavy Vehicle Park

High Technology Manufacturing

Holiday Home/Apartments

Home-Based Economic Activity

Hospital

Hotel

Industry – General

Industry – Light

Industry - High Impact

Logistics

Office ≤ 100sqm

Office > 100sqm and

< 1,000sqm

Office ≥ 1,000sqm

Park and Ride Facilities

Petrol Station

Place of Worship

Plant Storage

Public House

Research and Development

Residential

Residential Care Home/ Retirement Home

Residential Institution

Retail - Convenience ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Retail - Warehouse Club

Retirement Village

Road Transport Depot

Taxi Office

Training Centre

Traveller Community

Accommodation

Vehicle Sales Outlet -

Small Vehicles

Not Permitted contd.

Vehicle Sales Outlet -

Large Vehicles

Vehicle Servicing/

Maintenance Garage

Veterinary Clinic

Warehousing

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (Excluding High Impact)

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (High Impact)

Wholesale

   

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “RA” RESIDENTIAL AREA

Objective: Provide for new residential communities subject to the provision of the necessary social and physical infrastructure.

Vision: Ensure the provision of high quality new residential environments with good layout and design, with adequate public transport and cycle links and within walking distance of community facilities. Provide an appropriate mix of house sizes, types and tenures in order to meet household needs and to promote balanced communities.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Amusement Arcade [9]

Bed and Breakfast

Betting Office [9]

Childcare Facilities

Community Facility

Education

Funeral Home/Mortuary [9]

Guest House

Health Centre

Health Practitioner

Hospital

Office Ancillary to Permitted Use

Office ≤ 100sqm [9]

Office > 100sqm and

< 1,000sqm [11]

Open Space

Place of Worship

Public House [9]

Public Transport Station

Recreational Facility/Sports Club

Residential

Residential Care Home/

Retirement Home

Restaurant/Café [9]

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa

Retail - Convenience ≤ 500 sqm nfa [9]

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa [9]

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa [9]

Retirement Village

Sustainable Energy Installation

Taxi Office

Traveller Community

Accommodation

Utility Installations

Veterinary Clinic

 

Not Permitted

Abattoir

Aerodrome/Airfield

Agri-Business

Agricultural Buildings

Agricultural Farm Supplies

Agricultural Machinery Sales and/or Maintenance

Agri-Tourism

Air Transport Infrastructure

Boarding Kennels

Builders Provider/Yard

Car Hire Holding Area

Caravan Park – Holiday

Caravan Park – Residential

Cargo Yards

Carpark - Non-Ancillary

Casual Trading

Concrete/Asphalt

Conference Centre

Dancehall/Nightclub

Enterprise Centre

Exhibition Centre

Extractive Industry/Quarrying

Farm Shop

Food, Drink and Flower

Preparation/Processing

Fuel Depot/Fuel Storage

General Aviation

Golf Course

Heavy Vehicle Park

High Technology Manufacturing

Industry – General

Industry - High Impact

Logistics

Office ≥ 1,000sqm

Plant Storage

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Retail - Warehouse Club

Road Transport Depot

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Small 

Not Permitted

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Large Vehicles

Vehicle Servicing/Maintenance Garage

Warehousing

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (Excluding High Impact)

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (High Impact)

Wholesale

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “RB” RURAL BUSINESS

Objective: Provide for and facilitate rural-related business which has a demonstrated need for a rural location.

Vision: Provide a location for the development of business within the rural area which is directly related to the rural location and to the agricultural or horticultural sectors. Such business involves either the processing of produce of which a significant portion is sourced locally or support services for the local agricultural or horticultural sector. Provide a balance between the need for competitiveness and efficiency within the agricultural and horticultural sectors and the need to protect and promote the values of the rural area.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Agri-Business

Agricultural Buildings

Agricultural Farm Supplies

Agricultural Machinery Sales and/or Maintenance

Office Ancillary to Permitted Use

Open Space

Research and Development [14]

Utility Installations

 

Not Permitted

Aerodrome/Airfield

Air Transport Infrastructure

Amusement Arcade

Bed and Breakfast

Betting Office

Builders Provider/Yard

Burial Grounds

Car Hire Holding Area

Caravan Park – Holiday

Caravan Park – Residential

Cargo Yards

Carpark - Non-Ancillary

Civic Waste Facility

Community Facility

Concrete/Asphalt

Conference Centre

Cultural Facility

Dancehall/Nightclub

Education

Exhibition Centre

Extractive Industry/Quarrying

Fast Food Outlet/Take-Away

Funeral Home/Mortuary

General Aviation

Golf Course

Guest House

Health Centre

Health Practitioner

Heavy Vehicle Park

High Technology Manufacturing

Holiday Home/Apartments

Home-Based Economic Activity

Hospital

Hotel

Industry - High Impact

Logistics

Office ≤ 100sqm

Office > 100sqm and < 1,000sqm

Office ≥ 1,000sqm

Park and Ride Facilities

Petrol Station

Place of Worship

Public House

Public Transport Station

Recreational Facility/Sports Club

Residential

Residential Care Home/ Retirement Home

Residential Institution

Restaurant/Café

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa

Retail - Convenience ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Retail - Warehouse Club

Retirement Village

Road Transport Depot

Taxi Office

Traveller Community

Accommodation

Not Permitted

Vehicle Sales Outlet -

Small Vehicles

Vehicle Sales Outlet -

Large Vehicles

Veterinary Clinic

Warehousing

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (Excluding High Impact)

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (High Impact)

Wholesale

   

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “RC” RURAL CLUSTERS

Objective: Provide for small scale infill development serving local needs while maintaining the rural nature of the cluster.

Vision: Provide a viable alternative to settlement in the open countryside, and support small-scale infill development by providing the rural community with an opportunity to choose more rural-style housing than is provided within the Rural Villages, and by facilitating the development of small scale and home-based enterprise among members of the rural community.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Bed and Breakfast [3]

Childcare Facilities [3]

Guest House [3]

Health Practitioner [3]

Home-Based Economic Activity

Open Space

Residential [4]

Utility Installations

Veterinary Clinic [21]

Not Permitted

Abattoir

Advertising Structures

Aerodrome/Airfield

Agri-Business

Agricultural Farm Supplies

Agricultural Machinery Sales and/or Maintenance

Air Transport Infrastructure

Amusement Arcade

Betting Office

Builders Provider/Yard

Burial Grounds

Car Hire Holding Area

Caravan Park – Holiday

Caravan Park – Residential

Cargo Yards

Carpark - Non-Ancillary

Casual Trading

Civic Waste Facility

Concrete/Asphalt

Conference Centre

Dancehall/Nightclub

Enterprise Centre

Exhibition Centre

Extractive Industry/Quarrying

Fast Food Outlet/Take-Away

Food, Drink and Flower

Preparation/Processing

Fuel Depot/Fuel Storage

Funeral Home/Mortuary

Garden Centre

General Aviation

Golf Course

Health Centre

Heavy Vehicle Park

High Technology Manufacturing

Holiday Home/Apartments

Hospital

Hotel

Industry – General

Industry – Light

Industry - High Impact

Logistics

Office ≤ 100sqm

Office >100sqm and

< 1,000sqm

Office ≥ 1,000sqm

Park and Ride Facilities

Petrol Station

Plant Storage

Public House

Public Transport Station

Research and Development

Residential Care Home/

Retirement Home

Residential Institution

Restaurant/Café

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa

Retail - Convenience ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison > 500sqm nfa

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Retail - Warehouse Club

Retirement Village

Road Transport Depot

Taxi Office

Training Centre

Vehicle Sales Outlet -

Small Vehicles

Vehicle Sales Outlet -

Large Vehicles

Not Permitted

Vehicle Servicing/

Maintenance Garage

Warehousing

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (Excluding High Impact)

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (High Impact)

Wholesale

 

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “RS” RESIDENTIAL

Objective: Provide for residential development and protect and improve residential amenity.

Vision: Ensure that any new development in existing areas would have a minimal impact on and enhance existing residential amenity.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Bed and Breakfast

Childcare Facilities

Community Facility

Education

Guest House

Office Ancillary to Permitted Use

Open Space

Residential

Residential Care Home/

Retirement Home

Retirement Village

Traveller Community

Accommodation

Utility Installations

Not Permitted

Abattoir

Advertising Structures

Aerodrome/Airfield

Agri-Business

Agricultural Buildings

Agricultural Farm Supplies

Agricultural Machinery Sales and/or Maintenance

Agri-Tourism

Air Transport Infrastructure

Amusement Arcade

Betting Office

Boarding Kennels

Builders Provider/Yard

Burial Grounds

Car Hire Holding Area

Caravan Park – Holiday

Caravan Park – Residential

Cargo Yards

Carpark - Non-Ancillary

Casual Trading

Civic Waste Facility

Concrete/Asphalt

Conference Centre

Dancehall/Nightclub

Enterprise Centre

Exhibition Centre

Extractive Industry/Quarrying

Fast Food Outlet/Take-Away

Farm Shop

Food, Drink and Flower

Preparation/Processing

Fuel Depot/Fuel Storage

Funeral Home/Mortuary

Garden Centre

General Aviation

Golf Course

Heavy Vehicle Park

High Technology Manufacturing

Industry – General

Industry - High Impact

Logistics

Office ≤ 100sqm

Office > 100sqm and < 1,000sqm

Office ≥ 1,000sqm

Park and Ride Facilities

Plant Storage

Public House

Research and Development

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Retail - Warehouse Club

Road Transport Depot

Taxi Office

Training Centre

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Small Vehicles

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Large Vehicles

Vehicle Servicing/Maintenance Garage

Warehousing

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (Excluding High Impact)

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (High Impact)

Wholesale

 

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “RU” RURAL

Objective: Protect and promote in a balanced way, the development of agriculture and rural-related enterprise, biodiversity, the rural landscape, and the built and cultural heritage.

Vision: Protect and promote the value of the rural area of the County. This rural value is based on:

  • Agricultural and rural economic resources
  • Visual remoteness from significant and distinctive urban influences,
  • A high level of natural features.

Agriculture and rural related resources will be employed for the benefit of the local and wider population. Building upon the rural value will require a balanced approach involving the protection and promotion of rural biodiversity, promotion of the integrity of the landscape, and enhancement of the built and cultural heritage.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Agricultural Buildings [6]

Agri-Tourism

Bed and Breakfast [3]

Boarding Kennels [3]

Burial Grounds

Childcare Facilities [3]

Community Facility [2]

Extractive Industry/Quarrying

Farm Shop [20]

Golf Course

Guest House [3]

Health Practitioner [3]

Holiday Home/Apartments [7]

Office Ancillary to Permitted Use

Open Space

Research and Development [14]

Recreational Facility/Sports Club [2]

Residential [4]

Restaurant/Café [13]

Sustainable Energy Installation

Utility Installations

Veterinary Clinic [21]

Campsite [25]

 

Not Permitted

Agri-Business

Agricultural Farm Supplies

Agricultural Machinery Sales and/or Maintenance

Air Transport Infrastructure

Amusement Arcade

Betting Office

Builders Provider/Yard

Car Hire Holding Area

Caravan Park – Residential

Cargo Yards

Carpark - Non-Ancillary

Conference Centre

Dancehall/Nightclub

Enterprise Centre

Exhibition Centre

Fast Food Outlet/Take-Away

Food, Drink and Flower Preparation/Processing

Fuel Depot/Fuel Storage

Funeral Home/Mortuary

Health Centre

Heavy Vehicle Park

High Technology Manufacturing

Hospital

Industry – General

Industry – Light

Industry - High Impact

Logistics

Office ≤ 100sqm

Office >100sqm and <1,000sqm

Office ≥1,000sqm

Public House

Residential Care Home/

Retirement Home12

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa

Retail - Convenience ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Retail - Warehouse Club

Not Permitted contd.

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Retail - Warehouse Club

Retirement Village

Road Transport Depot

Taxi Office

Training Centre

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Small Vehicles

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Large Vehicles

Vehicle Servicing/Maintenance Garage

Warehousing

Wholesale

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “RV” RURAL VILLAGE

Objective: Protect and promote the character of the Rural Village and promote a vibrant community in accordance with an approved Local Area Plan, and the availability of physical and community infrastructure.

Vision: Protect and promote established villages within the rural landscape where people can settle and have access to community services. The villages are areas within the rural landscape where housing needs can be satisfied with minimal harm to the countryside and surrounding environment.

The villages will serve their rural catchment, provide local services and smaller scale rural enterprises. Levels of growth will be managed through Local Area Plans to ensure that a critical mass for local services is encouraged without providing for growth beyond local need and unsustainable commuting patterns.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Agricultural Farm Supplies

Agricultural Machinery Sales and/or Maintenance

Agri-Tourism

Bed and Breakfast

Betting Office

Burial Grounds

Childcare Facilities

Civic Waste Facility

Community Facility

Cultural Facility

Dancehall/Nightclub

Education

Enterprise Centre

Fast Food Outlet/Take-Away

Farm Shop

Food, Drink and Flower

Preparation/Processing

Funeral Home/Mortuary

Garden Centre

Guest House

Health Centre

Health Practitioner

Holiday Home/Apartments

Home-Based Economic Activity

Office Ancillary to Permitted Use

Office ≤ 100sqm

Open Space

Petrol Station

Place of Worship

Public House

Public Transport Station

Recreational Facility/Sports Club

Research and Development

Residential

Residential Care Home/

Retirement Home

Residential Institution

Restaurant/Café

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa

Retail - Convenience ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa

Retirement Village

Taxi Office

Telecommunications Structures

Training Centre

Traveller Community

Accommodation

Utility Installations

Vehicle Servicing/Maintenance Garage

Veterinary Clinic

Not Permitted

Abattoir

Aerodrome/Airfield

Air Transport Infrastructure

Car Hire Holding Area

Caravan Park – Residential

Cargo Yards

Concrete/Asphalt

Extractive Industry/Quarrying

General Aviation

Heavy Vehicle Park

Industry - High Impact

Logistics

Office ≥ 1,000sqm

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Not Permitted contd.

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Retail - Warehouse Club

Road Transport Depot

Warehousing

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (High Impact)

   

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “RW” RETAIL WAREHOUSING

Objective: Provide for retail warehousing development.

Vision: Facilitate the sale of bulky goods within high quality settings and highly accessible locations, with an emphasis on exemplar sustainable design and aesthetic quality.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Offices ancillary to permitted use

Open Space

Restaurant/Cafe [23]

Retail Warehouse

Sustainable Energy Installation

Telecommunications Structures

Utility Installations

   

Not Permitted

Abattoir

Aerodrome/Airfield

Agri-Business

Agricultural Buildings

Agricultural Farm Supplies

Agricultural Machinery Sales and/or Maintenance

Agri-Tourism

Air Transport Infrastructure

Amusement Arcade

Bed and Breakfast

Betting Office

Boarding Kennels

Burial Grounds

Car Hire Holding Area

Cargo Yards

Caravan Park – Holiday

Caravan Park – Residential

Carpark - Non-Ancillary

Childcare Facilities

Civic Waste Facility

Community Facility

Concrete/Asphalt

Conference Centre

Cultural Facility

Dancehall/Nightclub

Education

Enterprise Centre

Exhibition Centre

Extractive Industry/Quarrying

Fast Food Outlet/Take-Away

Farm Shop

Food, Drink and Flower Preparation/Processing

Fuel Depot/Fuel Storage

Funeral Home/Mortuary

General Aviation

Golf Course

Guest House

Health Centre

Health Practitioner

Heavy Vehicle Park

High Technology Manufacturing

Holiday Home/Apartments

Home-Based Economic Activity

Hospital

Hotel

Industry – General

Industry – Light

Industry - High Impact

Logistics

Office ≤ 100sq.m.

Office > 100sq.m. and

< 1,000sq.m.

Offices ≥ 1,000sq.m.

Park and Ride Facilities

Place of Worship

Plant Storage

Public House

Public Transport Station

Recreational Facility/Sports Club

Research and Development

Residential

Residential Care Home/ Retirement Home

Residential Institution

Retirement Village

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa

Retail - Convenience ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2500 sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2500 sqm nfa

Retail - Hypermarket > 5000 sqm nfa

Retail - Factory Outlet Centre

Retail - Warehouse Club

Road Transport Depot

Taxi Office

Training Centre

Traveller Community Accommodation

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Small Vehicles

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Large Vehicles

Not Permitted contd.

Vehicle Servicing/Maintenance Garage

Veterinary Clinic

Warehousing

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (Excluding High Impact)

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (High Impact)

Wholesale

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “TC” TOWN AND DISTRICT CENTRE

Objective: Protect and enhance the special physical and social character of town and district centres and provide and/ or improve urban facilities.

Vision: Maintain and build on the accessibility, vitality and viability of the existing Urban Centres in the County. Develop and consolidate these Centres with an appropriate mix of commercial, recreational, cultural, leisure and residential uses, and to enhance and develop the urban fabric of these Centres in accordance with the principles of urban design, conservation and sustainable development. Retail provision will be in accordance with the County Retail Strategy, enhance and develop the existing urban fabric, emphasise urban conservation, and ensure priority for public transport, pedestrians and cyclists while minimising the impact of private car based traffic. In order to deliver this vision and to provide a framework for sustainable development, Urban Centre Strategies will be prepared for centres in accordance with the Urban Fingal Chapter objectives.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE

Permitted in Principle

Bed and Breakfast

Betting Office

Carpark - Non-Ancillary

Childcare Facilities

Community Facility

Cultural Facility

Dancehall/Nightclub

Education

Exhibition Centre

Fast Food Outlet/Take-Away

Funeral Home/Mortuary

Garden Centre

Guest House

Health Centre

Health Practitioner

Holiday Home/Apartments

Home-Based Economic Activity

Hospital

Hotel

Office Ancillary to Permitted Use

Office ≤ 100sqm

Office > 100sqm and < 1,000sqm

Office ≥ 1,000sqm

Open Space

Petrol Station

Place of Worship

Public House

Public Transport Station

Recreational Facility/Sports Club

Research and Development

Residential

Residential Care Home/ Retirement Home

Residential Institution

Restaurant/Café

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa

Retail - Convenience ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa [27]

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa

Retirement Village

Taxi Office

Telecommunications Structures

Training Centre

Traveller Community

Accommodation

Utility Installations

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Small Vehicles

Vehicle Servicing/Maintenance Garage

Veterinary Clinic

Not Permitted

Abattoir

Aerodrome/Airfield

Agri-Business

Agricultural Buildings

Agri-Tourism

Air Transport Infrastructure

Boarding Kennels

Car Hire Holding Area

Caravan Park – Holiday

Caravan Park – Residential

Cargo Yards

Civic Waste Facility

Concrete/Asphalt

Extractive Industry/Quarrying

Farm Shop

Fuel Depot/Fuel Storage

General Aviation

Golf Course

Heavy Vehicle Park

Industry – General

Industry - High Impact

Not Permitted contd.

Logistics

Plant Storage

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Road Transport Depot

Warehousing

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (Excluding High Impact)

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (High Impact)

   

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

ZONING OBJECTIVE “WD” WAREHOUSING AND DISTRIBUTION

Objective: Provide for distribution, warehouse, storage and logistics facilities which require good access to a major road network within a good quality environment.

Vision: Facilitate logistics and warehouse type activity including storage, distribution and associated re-packaging of goods and products. Distribution and storage uses have specific transportation requirements as they can generate considerable traffic volumes and hence benefit from being located within a purpose built, well designated environment which is well connected to the strategic road network and allows for the efficient movement of goods.

USE CLASSES RELATED TO ZONING OBJECTIVE





Permitted in Principle

Cargo Yards

Fuel Depot/Fuel Storage

Heavy Vehicle Park

Logistics

Office Ancillary to Permitted Use

Open Space

Plant Storage

Restaurant/Café [5]

Retail - Local < 150 sqm nfa [5]

Road Transport Depot

Sustainable Energy Installation

Telecommunications Structures

Utility Installations

Vehicle Servicing/Maintenance Garage

Warehousing

Wholesale

   

Not Permitted

Abattoir

Aerodrome/Airfield

Agri-Business

Agri-Tourism

Air Transport Infrastructure

Amusement Arcade

Bed and Breakfast

Betting Office

Boarding Kennels

Burial Grounds

Caravan Park – Holiday

Caravan Park – Residential

Casual Trading

Community Facility

Concrete/Asphalt

Conference Centre

Cultural Facility

Dancehall/Nightclub

Education

Enterprise Centre

Exhibition Centre

Extractive Industry/Quarrying

Fast Food Outlet/Take-Away

Farm Shop

Food, Drink and Flower

Preparation/Processing

Funeral Home/Mortuary

Garden Centre

General Aviation

Golf Course

Guest House

Health Centre

Health Practitioner

High Technology Manufacturing

Holiday Home/Apartments

Home-Based Economic Activity

Hospital

Hotel

Industry – General

Industry – Light

Industry - High Impact

Office ≤ 100sqm

Office > 100sqm and < 1,000sqm

Office ≥ 1,000sqm

Place of Worship

Public House

Recreational Facility/Sports Club

Research and Development

Residential

Residential Care Home/ Retirement Home

Residential Institution

Retail - Convenience ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison ≤ 500 sqm nfa

Retail - Comparison >500sqm nfa

Retail - Supermarket ≤ 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Superstore > 2,500 sqm nfa

Retail - Hypermarket > 5,000 sqm nfa

Retail – Factory Outlet Centre

Retail Warehouse

Retail - Warehouse Club

Retirement Village

Not Permitted contd.

Taxi Office

Traveller Community

Accommodation

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Small Vehicles

Vehicle Sales Outlet - Large Vehicles

Veterinary Clinic

Waste Disposal and Recovery Facility (High Impact)

Note: Uses which are neither ‘Permitted in Principle’ nor ‘Not Permitted’ will be assessed in terms of their contribution towards the achievement of the Zoning Objective and Vision and their compliance and consistency with the policies and objectives of the Development Plan.

  • [1] Farm shop of up to 500sq m. Any increase on this size will have to be justified in terms of overall zoning vision for the lands, traffic implications and public transport linkages.
  • [2] Where it is in proximity to residential settlements and would not generate unacceptable traffic problems
  • [3] Where the use is ancillary to the use of the dwelling as a main residence
  • [4a] Seasonal Workers Accommodation only, subject to compliance with the Rural Settlement Strategy for Seasonal Workers.
  • [4] Subject to compliance with Rural Settlement Strategy
  • [5] To serve the local working population only
  • [6] Including buildings to provide for preparation of produce sourced from the site/farm.
  • [7] Only permitted where the development involves conversion of a protected structure
  • [8] Excluding Balbriggan
  • [9] In a local centre only
  • [10] Of a scale appropriate to a local centre
  • [11] Only located in a local centre and of a scale appropriate to that centre
  • [12] Except where a demonstrated need to locate in a rural environment because of the nature of the care required is established.
  • [13] Ancillary to tourism uses or conversion of protected or vernacular structures where appropriate
  • [14] Rural related research and development only
  • [15] Airport and Air Transport Related Training Only
  • [16] Foodpark related only
  • [17] Air-Side Only
  • [18] Air Transport Related Only
  • [19] For public operators only
  • [20] Only where the bulk of the produce is produced on the farm
  • [21] Only where a demonstrated need to locate in a rural environment because of the nature of the clinic required is established
  • [22] Air Catering Only
  • [23] Only where contained within and ancillary to a retail warehouse unit
  • [24] Unless located within a local centre.
  • [25] No static mobile homes or permanent structures (unless ancillary to the operation of the campsite) shall be permitted
  • [26] Proposals for this use class are only permitted in principle for LC zonings listed in Level 4 of the Fingal Retail Hierarchy, included in Chapter 6’.
  • [27] Proposals for this use class are only permitted in principle for TC zonings listed in Level 3 of the Fingal Retail Hierarchy, included in Chapter 6’

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