Planning and Development

Vacant Sites Register

Development Management

Under the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015, each local authority must compile a register of lands in its area that are suitable for housing but are not coming forward for development. On January 1st 2017, these registers will be established and an associated vacant site levy will be charged, where appropriate, from January 2019 onwards.

The Urban Regeneration and Housing Act defines a vacant site as any land where:

  • In the case of residential land (exceeding 0.05 hectares), there is a need for housing in the area, the site is suitable for housing and the majority of the site has not been in use (i.e. vacant) for an extended period of time


  • In the case of regeneration land (other than residential land), the majority of the site has not been in use (i.e. vacant) for an extended period of time and where the fact that the site being vacant is having a negative impact on existing amenities or on the character of the area.



What is Residential Land?

This is land where the zoning objective on the land is mainly for residential purposes.

In the Fingal County Council Development Plan, this is lands zoned “RA” RESIDENTIAL AREA and “RS” RESIDENTIAL.


What is Regeneration Land?

This is land identified in the Fingal County Council Development Plan with the objective for the development and renewal of areas in need of regeneration.

In the Fingal County Council Development Plan, this refers to lands zoned “LC” LOCAL CENTRE, “MC” MAJOR TOWN CENTRE, “TC” TOWN AND DISTRICT CENTRE and “GE” GENERAL ENTERPRISE.

What information can be found on the Vacant Sites Register?


As set out in Section 8 of the Urban and Regeneration Housing Act 2015, each vacant site placed on the Register will include the following information:

  • A description (including a map) of any site in its functional area which was, in the opinion of the planning authority, a vacant site for the duration of the 12 months preceding the date of entry;
  • Where the site comprises registered land, the folio details;
  • The name and address of the owner;
  • Particulars of the market value of the site; and
  • Such other information referred to in the Act that the Minister may prescribe.

 Additional information in relation to dates and location will also be provided for ease of reference.


The Vacant Sites Register is available for inspection at the County Hall Planning Counter during normal opening hours.  A spread sheet is included below.

VACANT SITE REGISTER  (updated 24th November 2023)


Register No. (Link to Site Map) Description  Property Address  Owner Owner Address Property Ownership Folio Reference  Market Value  Date of Valuation Date entered on Register
FCC VS/0016 Greenfield site Lands west of the R121 Church Road, Townland of Hollystown, Dublin 15 Glenveagh Homes Ltd  Block C, Maynooth Business Campus, Straffan Road, Maynooth, Co.Kildare  DN209979F €8,100,000 01/07/2023 28/12/2017
FCC VS/0017 Greenfield site Lands west of the R121 Church Road, Townlands of Kilmartin and Hollystown, Dublin 15 Glenveagh Homes Ltd Block C, Maynooth Business Campus, Straffan Road, Maynooth, Co.Kildare  DN215479F, DN31149F €14,350,000 01/07/2023 28/12/2017
FCC VS/0018 Greenfield site Lands to the northwest of Tyrrelstown Public Park, Townland of Kilmartin, Dublin 15 Glenveagh Homes Ltd  Block C, Maynooth Business Campus, Straffan Road, Maynooth, Co.Kildare  DN168811F €1,400,000 01/07/2023 28/12/2017
FCC VS/0124 Regeneration Site Lands at Weavers Row, Clonsilla Road, Dublin 15 (immediately east of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).  Anne O'Neill

31 Pinehurst, Dublin,

D07 N2N3

DN626 €1,350,000 01/07/2023 03/12/2019
FCC VS/0123 Regeneration Site Weavers Row, Clonsilla, Dublin 15  ALDI STORES (IRELAND) LIMITED  67/68 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2, D02R284 DN627 €2,500,000 01/07/2023 16/06/2020
FCC VS/0120 Regeneration Lands No. 6 Malahide Road, Swords, Co. Dublin Rivergate Property Swords Limited 9 Exchange Place, I.F.S.C., Dublin 1, D01X8H2 None indicated €500,000 01/07/2023 10/09/2020


Regeneration site No. 12 Upper  Main Street, Rush, Co. Dublin Rushbury Properties Limited The Studio Unit H2, Chapelizod Industrial Estate, Chapelizod Road, Chapelizod Dublin 20 DN7760 €350,000 30/11/2021 29/09/2021


Regeneration site Site to the south of ‘River View’, Saint Colmcille’s Court, Swords, Co. Dublin Robert Lynam, Patricia Lynam, Sarah Lynam & Mark Lynam Old Barn, Kilsallaghan, Co. Dublin, K67 D6H0 241414F




30/11/2021 29/09/2021


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Contact Us

For ease of reference, an on-line map viewer will be also available at a later date.

For Further Information on Vacant Sites, please contact the Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department on  01 890 5713 or email  [email protected] .