13.13 Apartments

Closed22 Dec, 2020, 09:00 - 12 Mar, 2021, 17:00

​​​​​​13.13 Apartments

The design and layout of new apartments should provide comfortable accommodation for a variety of household types and sizes – including families with children - over the medium to long term.  Regard should be given to relevant Government Guidelines, including Design Standards for new Apartments, Guidelines for Planning Authorities, 2018.  All apartment schemes should provide for a mix of units; comprising of one bedroom, two-bedroom and family units. 

A planning application for an apartment scheme shall be accompanied by a detailed schedule of the proposed development including total number of apartments proposed by type, apartment floor area, number of bedrooms, open space area, storage area etc.  Failure to submit this schedule with the planning application may result in delays as a result of a request for further information. 

All planning applications for apartments are required to demonstrate compliance with ‘Sustainable Urban Housing; Design Standards for New Apartments’, Guidelines for Planning Authorities (2018) and any updates thereof. While these guidelines set out minimum design standards, the Council strongly encourage the provision of apartments above these standards, in the interest of creating attractive living environments and sustainable communities