Development and Housing
The physical planning system seeks to facilitate and encourage development within sustainable patterns of settlement whilst fostering protection of the natural and built environment and promoting the efficient use of land and infrastructure.
Local Authorities and An Bord Pleanala directly operate the system. The Department's primary role is to provide the essential legislative framework and policy guidance.
In relation to housing supply, the Department and local authorities optomise conditions for increasing housing supply and particularly the supply of social and affordable housing.
Finding Your Way In This Section
Please use the navigation on the left side of your screen to find further information on development and housing topics. Publications and Press Releases related to the topic being viewed are available on the right side of your screen.
- Planning Leaflets
- Planning Guidance
- Technical Guidance Documents
- Household Charge
- Charge for Non-Principal Private Residences
- Thatching Grant
- Social Housing Support
- 2012 Annual Planning Statistics (xls, 1,046 kb)
- 2006 Annual Housing Statistics Bulletin (pdf, 918 kb)
- more publications