Thursday September 24, 2020

Carbon footprint test coming for new housing developments

The move could make it more difficult to build homes in commuter towns located far away from major cities

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
28th July, 2019

Builders are facing a new ‘carbon footprint’ test before they can get planning permission for new homes.

The move could make it more difficult to build homes in commuter towns located far away from major cities. It could also affect building in urban locations which have poor public transport services.

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is drawing up new guidelines, which will be the first time that the potential carbon emissions of a...

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