‘Use it or lose’ it planning measure to be published in coming months

Bill will be aimed at preventing developers from sitting on granted planning permission

10th November, 2020
‘Use it or lose’ it planning measure to be published in coming months
The Department of Housing has now confirmed that the new measures that would see planning permission expire if not acted upon will come into effect on enactment of the relevant Planning and Development Bill. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

A new ‘use it or lose it’ measure, aimed at preventing developers from sitting on granted planning permissions for homes, will be published “in the coming months”.

The announcement that a General Scheme of the Bill for ‘use it or lose it’ measures will be published soon has come more than a year after the new rules were first proposed.

In November 2019, Eoghan Murphy, the former Minister for...

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