Sunday February 23, 2020

Kildare County Council under fire for cutting housing target by 26,000

Builders, local politicians and businesses say dramatic change to development plan will make crisis worse

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
9th February, 2020
Kildare County Council

Kildare County Council has cut its housing target from 32,407 to 6,023, causing outrage among builders, local politicians and businesses in the area.

The council recently issued a variation to its county development plan, which runs from 2016 to 2023, radically reducing its housing target in light of new guidelines in the National Planning Framework and the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES).

Major house builders such as Cairn Homes, Glenveagh Homes, Lagan Homes, Ardstone Homes and Jerry Conlan’s...

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