Sunday February 16, 2020

‘Use or lose’ rules for developers have yet to be implemented

No timeline set for new laws to force construction on empty and derelict sites

Killian Woods

Business reporter

@killianwoods
9th February, 2020
The “use-it-or-lose-it” clause was announced by Murphy following the publication of the full review into the fast-track housing scheme in Octobe

No timeline has been set for the implementation of new laws that would force developers to “use or lose” large-scale housing planning permissions.

The Department of Housing is also yet to seek advice from the attorney general as to whether the rules proposed would be constitutional.

Last year, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy announced plans to introduce a new measure in which planning permission for fast-track housing developments would lapse if construction did...

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