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New Urban Housing Planning Guidelines in Ireland for 2024

By May 14, 2024 No Comments
Urban Planning Updates

The latest updates on the New Urban Housing Planning Guidelines in Ireland for 2024 focus on promoting sustainable residential development and enhancing urban design to create more appealing, habitable, and well-planned spaces. These guidelines emphasize the importance of compact growth, diverse housing options, and sustainability, aligning with Ireland’s National Planning Framework and international environmental commitments.

Key aspects of the new guidelines include:
– A focus on sustainable living environments through enhanced design standards and flexibility in housing development, accommodating a broad range of housing types including affordable and ‘own door’ homes.
– The incorporation of environmental, social, and economic considerations to promote compact settlements and quality urban design.
– Specific guidance on development standards such as separation distances, car parking, and bicycle storage to ensure high-quality urban spaces.

The guidelines also set forth obligations for planning authorities under Section 28 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, mandating that authorities take these guidelines into serious consideration in their planning decisions.

The overarching goal is to create cohesive, environmentally conscious urban settlements that cater to Ireland’s growing and diverse population, while also considering the global shift towards sustainability and the net zero by 2050 target.

For further details, you might want to refer directly to the guidelines as published by the government and discussed by legal and planning experts:
Sustainable Residential Development and Compact Settlements Guidelines for Planning Authorities
-New Urban Housing Planning Guidelines Issued in Ireland

These resources provide a comprehensive look at how Ireland plans to shape its urban environments moving forward.

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