Dublin City Council has initiated enforcement against the owners of the Watermark Building in Royal Canal Park (Ballymore) for converting this accessible parking space into commercial parking. I had submitted a planning enforcement complaint to Dublin City Council in May because it was in breach of the building’s planning permission.
There’s a requirement in the Dublin City Development Plan for a minimum of 5% of parking spaces to be accessible. They are larger than normal parking spaces to allow for the use of transfer hoists, ramps etc. for a driver or passenger and are also generally placed to reduce distance to access points. It’s unacceptable and illegal to convert them for commercial parking.
If you see any similar attempts to contravene planning regulations in the area, please get in touch.