Update | Strategic Housing Development Process

Minister Darragh O’Brien has announced that the Strategic Housing Development Process will come to an end in February 2022. 

The Minister will bring a Bill before the Oireachtas in the Autumn that will:

Introduce a new two stage planning process for large scale residential developments. This will involve an initial application to the relevant local authority with the possibility of a subsequent appeal to An Bord Pleanála.

The key dates (subject to Oireachtas approval) for the ending of the current SHD process are:

  • 29 October 2021 will be the last day for requesting a SHD pre-application consultation request with An Bord Pleanála;
  • 31 December 2021 is the last date to submit a planning application for SHD to An Bord Pleanála, for proposals which have completed the SHD pre-application consultation process with An Bord Pleanála on or before 29 October 2021;
  • 25 February 2022 is the last date for submitting a subsequent SHD planning application to the Board, by those SHD proposals which have completed the SHD pre-application consultation process after 29 October 2021.

The CDS Law & Tax Construction Team is happy to deal with any queries you may have about the SHD process.

Get in touch today: info@cdslaw.ie or phone 021 235 5810.