One-off rural houses may become exception rather than the rule


REA Seamus Carthy advise that Roscommon County Council has been warned that a new national development framework plan will cause issues in relation to the building of one-off houses in the county.

  The Department of Housing Planning and Local Government, on behalf of the Government, have prepared a draft National Planning Framework called ‘Ireland 2040 Our Plan’.

  Councillors were advised that the Council must tackle dwelling vacancies and dereliction as part of the plan in order to grow towns and villages.

   It is recognised that there is a continuing need for housing provision for people to live and work in Ireland’s rural areas. However, Seamus Carthy of REA Seamus Carthy advised that it is clear from reading the draft housing plan that there will be a preference for housing in towns and villages or where clusters already exist as opposed to one-off ribbon development. This Plan will lessen the opportunity for one-off homes in rural areas.

  With this is mind REA Seamus Carthy believes that now is an opportunistic time to be considering purchasing a site with planning permission already in place.

  REA Seamus Carthy has a number of these sites in various locations on our books and recommends that you contact us directly for a listing. Contact Seamus at REA Seamus Carthy on 090-6630001 or email (Advertorial)