Planning regulator faces off with councillors

The ROI planning regulator instructed Mayo County Council to scrap rules that would allow people to build in the countryside.

We cover:

  • What clauses Mayo County Council is being asked to remove
  • Who has authority over County Development Plans
  • Find out whose County Development Plan is best in class
  • Why the appeals system overhaul could be good news for self-builders


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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