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  • Draft Retail Planning Guidelines 2011

    The guidelines (when finalised) will replace those guidelines issued in 2005. 

    The key changes in the new guidelines include:

    (1)      revisions to the convenience retail floorspace cap moving to a three tier approach that provides for a differentiation in cap limits between Dublin (4,000 m2), the other four main cities of Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford (3,500 m2), and the remainder of the country (3,000 m2).

    (2)      the retail warehouse floorspace cap is to be maintained at 6,000 m2 and with specific criteria to allow for an exemption from this floorspace cap in city and town centre areas in the National Spatial Strategy gateway cities/towns; and

    (3)      the petrol filling station shops floorspace cap is to be maintained at 100 m2 irrespective of location.

    Emphasis on a plan-led approach involving greater co-operation by planning authorities in the preparation of joint or multi-planning authority retail strategies.  The draft Guidelines require the preparation of such strategies, by relevant planning authorities including the 5 gateway cities (Dublin, Cork, Galway, Waterford and Limerick/Shannon).

    The closing date for receipt of submissions is 4 pm on Tuesday, 20 December, 2011.

    The finalised statutory Guidelines will be accompanied by a non-statutory Best Practice Manual which is intended to assist both planning authorities and prospective applicants in relation to design issues and the assessment of the vitality and viability of city and town centres.

    Published on November 21, 2011 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Planning Guidelines, Retail Planning;
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One Response to “Draft Retail Planning Guidelines 2011”

  1. Thomas A. Mannix said on

    THIS IS WONDERFUL TO RECEIVE.
    VERY WELL DONE AND THANK YOU.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND ALL AT IRISH PLANNING NEWS.
    Yours sincerely,
    TAM
    29_12_2011.

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