New ROI planning exemptions  

Pub conversions are now exempt, while all rooftop solar panels are slated to become planning exempt.

If you’re house hunting and come across a pub for sale, don’t be put off. New planning laws mean you can convert it into a family home without having to apply for permission.  

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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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