EM podium Housing Summit

Proposals for Above-shop Premises

Posted December 18th, 2017

Last week we brought forward proposals to ease the transition of vacant commercial premises to homes to tackle the housing shortage as part of exempted development regulations laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas.

“The Government is fully committed to bringing as many vacant properties as possible back into use and maximising the use of existing resources. These new regulations will make it easier for property owners to re-imagine the use of vacant and under-used buildings without having to go through the planning process and are the first of a series of measures being developed by my Department to streamline the various regulatory requirements relating to the conversion of vacant spaces for residential use”.

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