2,000 serviced sites to be made available by 2025

The ROI government plans to make serviced sites in regional towns and villages available to self-builders.

The ROI Department of Housing says a pilot programme will be initiated as part of a Croí Cónaithe (Towns) fund, to “facilitate the making available of some 2,000 sites for homes by 2025, depending upon demand, and to design support funding for the refurbishment of vacant properties,” a spokesperson for the department told Selfbuild.

The fund will service sites in regional towns and villages, to sell on to people who want to build their own home. The fund will also support the refurbishment of vacant houses.

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Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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