13.23.4 Building Lines

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13.23.4 Building Lines

The Planning Authority will normally seek to ensure that development is not carried out in front of established building lines.  Generally, it will be an aim to create a continuous building line along a street edge.  Consistent building lines will also be encouraged in the design of neighbourhood centres and in new industrial/business park developments, where buildings will have a clear relationship with each other.  In built up areas, development which would infringe on an existing building line and would be prejudicial to residential amenity, or orderly development will not be allowed.

Building lines may be relaxed in the following cases:

  • to incorporate key landscape features into the development layout,
  • to incorporate key landmark buildings,
  • for innovative designs which can positively enhance the townscape,
  • for innovative housing layouts, where the traditional set back from the public footpath is flexible due to new designs, with a decreasing emphasis on the minimum required space to the front of dwellings,
  • to provide important areas of public open space, i.e. squares.

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