Cllrs Double Down On Restricti...


Cllrs Double Down On Restrictions On Build-To-Rents In Dublin

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

08:40 7 Jul 2022

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Dublin city councillors have voted for even tighter restrictions on build-to-rents schemes.

That's despite the planning regulator telling the local authority to abandon proposals to curb the housing model.

Originally the council had planned to require new build-to-rent schemes of more than a hundred homes to have at least 40 per cent of the units meet minimum size standards.

But councillors last night voted to increase that to 60 percent, which will mean fewer small apartments can be built in the city according to the Irish Times.

The motion from councillor Nial Ring was adopted at a special meeting on DCC's draft development plan.

Currently BTR units don't have have to comply with minimum size standards of homes that are for sale.

The head of the council, Owen Keegan, previously said the overdominance of the housing model in the capital had become unsustainable and supported the original proposal.

But there's now concern from management that the 60 per cent requirement could have a negative impact on the housing market.

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