Meath dezones a third of housing lands to mitigate climate change

Developers say the move will inflate the cost of land still available for residential use

13th June, 2021
Meath dezones a third of housing lands to mitigate climate change
Meath County Council: the local authority says it has dezoned residential lands to adhere to climate change policies established to promote sustainable development.

Meath County Council has dezoned residential lands with the capacity for more than 9,500 homes in its new development plan, which will be in place up to 2027.

The local authority, which said the dezoning of 319 hectares of land was “unprecedented”, has reclassified the sites to adhere to climate change policies established to promote sustainable development.

Despite 660 hectares of land still being zoned for housing in the county, property developers and industry sources expect...

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