WHAT IS DENSITY?
WHAT IS A SUSTAINABLE MODEL?
NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY
Compact Growth: The National Planning Framework promotes sustainable growth of compact cities, towns and villages to add value and create more attractive places in which people can live and work. Its long term vision for Ireland's housing future "...Aims to balance the provision of good quality housing that meets the needs of a diverse population, in a way that makes our cities, towns, villages and rural areas good places to live now and in the future."
Unlike the arguments used to impose excessive densities in inappropriate places, National Policy (and all of the other guidance, mandatory or otherwise) is very clear that appropriate scale is a core value.
HOW DO WE INTEGRATE HIGHER DENSITIES SUSTAINABLY?
EXAMPLES OF SUSTAINABLE DENSITIES OF DUBLIN'S BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Dublin is full of examples that demonstrate that successful housing can be integrated with the locality and the community. You can find many of these examples in our Sustainable Density Developments map. Click on the markers and images for more information on each development.
All the developments are at densities ranging from 40 to 250 units/hectare. The highest densities are in the centre of Dublin, within the canals. Those outside the canal ring and in suburban areas are generally at a lower density.