Building sites becoming scarcer

County Development Plans are tightening up zoning rules, effectively reducing the number of self-build greenfield sites.

Louth, Wexford and Tipperary are the latest counties flagging issues with getting planning permission to build one-off houses on suitable land.


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

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