Rezoning of Herberton/Keeper Roads

As part of Dublin City Council’s City Development Plan 2016-2022 Herberton Road will now be rezonedE. Herberton Road / Keeper Road (Glenview Industrial Estate), Drimnagh, Dublin 12 will change from Z6 (employment) to Z1 (Residential).

Variations to the Dublin City Development Plan 2016 – 2022 will be going on public display from Friday 29th November 2019, to the Wednesday January 8th 2020 (inclusive of the Christmas period).

Variation documentation are available to inspect at the Area Offices at Wood Quay and Crumlin.

  • The details of the proposed Variations will also be available to inspect in hard copy at the Civic Offices in Wood Quay
  • Details of the Variations can be accessed online on the Council’s Citizenspace consultation portal:
  • Submissions or observations may be made 
    • Online through Citizenspace, by email to, or
    • By post to the following address: Ms. Avril Feeney, Administrative Officer, Planning and Property Development Department, Block 4, Floor 3, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.
  • If you require any further information or assistance please contact Emma Gosnell or Patricia Hennessy


Zoning Objective Z6 – To provide for the creation and protection of enterprise and facilitate opportunities for employment creation. To: Zoning Objective Z1 – To protect, provide and improve residential amenities.


The Z6 lands (3.9187 ha) are located in the inner suburbs in Drimnagh, (just outside the Grand Canal), off Herberton Road / Keeper Road in Dublin 12. The lands are well served by public transport (Luas & Bus). The lands are generally contained behind existing houses on Dolphin Road, Mourne Road, Herberton Road and Keeper Road in Drimnagh. The land bank comprises industrial type units with some office buildings on the Herberton Road side. The surrounding streets are predominantly residential in nature, made up of two storey terraced dwellings. There is a neighbourhood centre row of commercial units on Keeper Road, to the south of the subject lands.


The Z6 lands reviewed comprise low scale / low intensity employment uses. Given the inner suburban location of the lands which are serviced by the Luas Red Line, it is considered that this is an inefficient use of these lands. It is considered that a change of land use zoning from Z6 (employment) to residential would be appropriate for these lands.

Strategic Environmental Assessment

The Planning Authority has determined that the proposed Variation would not be likely to have significant effects on the environment, taking account of relevant criteria set out in Schedule 2A of the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001, as amended, and taking into account observations by the EPA dated 25th November 2019 and Inland Fisheries dated 21st November 2019;

Appropriate Assessment

An Appropriate Assessment Screening was undertaken of the proposed variation of the Dublin City Development Plan, in accordance with the requirements of Article 6(3) of the EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and EU Birds Directive (79/409/EEC). The Stage 1 Screening determines that Appropriate Assessment of the proposed Variation (the draft Land use plan) is not required as the proposal, individually or in combination with other plans or projects, is not likely to have a significant effect on a European Site. On this basis, Dublin City Council as Competent Authority (in compliance with Part XAB of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended), has determined that an Appropriate Assessment of the proposed Variation is not required The observation from Inland Fisheries Ireland dated 21st November 2019 was taken into account.

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