Petition to allow rural planning to continue in Mayo - 34 signed
Rural planning throughout the vast majority of Mayo is under threat due to a recommendation from the Office of the Planning REgulator. If carried, it will render most of the county impossible to obtain planning.
We, the undersigned, call on the Minister for State Peter Burke at the department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage to allow rural planning to continue in Mayo.
We wish the government to acknowledge the following and allow rural planning applications to be considered in the Mayo County Development Plan 2022 - 2028:
- Rural development plays a significant role in alleviating the housing crisis.
- Rural dwelling is essential to maintain a vibrant rural community.
- Sons and daughters should be permitted the opportunity to build on the family farm if they so wish.
- The necessity of rural development to maintain and support intergenerational family farming.
- allow rural planning to continue in Mayo
- The ongoing housing crisis in Ireland demands a multifaceted approach, and providing planning permission for single build houses in rural areas can be a crucial step in addressing this complex issue. Here are some compelling arguments in favor of granting planning permission for single build houses in rural areas:
Increased Housing Supply: One of the primary causes of the housing crisis is the shortage of available homes. By allowing single build houses in rural areas, the government and local authorities can significantly increase the housing supply. This would provide more options for prospective homeowners and help alleviate the pressure on urban areas where demand is concentrated.
Promotion of Rural Development: Enabling single build houses in rural areas promotes rural development and supports local communities. It can help to reverse the trend of depopulation in some rural regions, contributing to a more balanced distribution of the population across the country.
Encouragement of Homeownership: Owning a home is a significant goal for many individuals and families. By permitting single build houses in rural areas, more people would have the opportunity to fulfill this dream. Increased homeownership can foster stability and a sense of belonging, benefiting both individuals and communities.
Diversification of Housing Stock: Providing planning permission for single build houses allows for a broader range of housing types, catering to diverse needs and preferences. Not everyone desires or can afford to live in urban apartments or high-density developments. Rural single build houses offer an alternative that may appeal to those seeking a quieter and more spacious living environment.
Stimulating Economic Activity: Construction projects generate economic activity and job opportunities. Granting planning permission for single build houses would support local construction industries and related businesses, boosting employment in rural areas.
Environmental Considerations: Rural areas often have more open space and greenery, providing an opportunity for sustainable development and environmentally friendly designs. Single build houses can be planned with green building practices in mind, minimizing their ecological impact and contributing to conservation efforts.
Infrastructure Development: With the increase in rural housing, there would likely be a corresponding need for improvements in infrastructure. The investment in roads, utilities, and services can revitalize neglected rural areas, benefitting both residents and visitors.
Economic Equality: The housing crisis has had a severe impact on lower-income individuals and families, with many unable to afford properties in urban centers. Allowing single build houses in rural areas can offer a more affordable homeownership option for those struggling to find suitable housing elsewhere.
Resilience and Preparedness: Concentrating housing in urban areas can lead to vulnerability during times of crisis, such as natural disasters or pandemics. By dispersing housing more evenly across the country, the nation becomes more resilient and better prepared to tackle future challenges.
In conclusion, providing planning permission for single build houses in rural areas is a practical and beneficial approach to tackle the ongoing housing crisis in Ireland. It would increase the housing supply, support rural development, encourage homeownership, stimulate economic activity, and promote a more equitable and sustainable housing landscape. Additionally, it offers a chance to revitalize rural communities and contribute to the overall growth and well-being of the nation.
- I believe that not allowing planning permission in rural areas is the start of the move to depopulate rural Ireland, destroy agriculture and to start to move the human population into towns and cities. The hate speech law and the right to private property change to the constitution are all part of this sinister move.
- Local.mayo people have the eight to live in the place they were born. And raised in the lands inherited by them.
- Looks like the start of trying to bring about 15/20 min towns - no one off housing, they want everyone centralised with no cars.
- Mayo needs Rural planning to survive
- Totally crazy and unacceptable in a country which has a tradition and culture of rural housing and one-off housing!.... unlike the tradition of most European countries…. Which is still based on the Feudal system…..Where people and farmers only live/lived in villages …… not out on the land…. As we live in Ireland.
We are one of the few countries which never had the Feudal System!!! And long may our Irish traditional way of life continue.
Our traditional ( non/feudal) way of life MUST be respected!
- House good to live in
- Rural Ireland well neglected
- This bill shows pure contempt for the west of Ireland & total lack of understanding of rural living it is down to the elected reps of co.mayo to know thr nuances & needs of country life where neighbours & close commuity members are an integral support system to each other.- This is also true of all rural Ireland.Which ever amadán thought up this policy needs banishing to deepest Belmullet for the winter with no transport or family & face reality of rural Mayo
- Mayo needs investment in regeneration and new builds.
- This planning block by a metroman in Dublin, is the final nail in the coffin of rural Ireland and will lead to further emmigration, public Ireland's real legacy to it's people!
It affects basic personal freedom, a way of life, adequate housing provision in a county where homeless in tents are already a reality & adversely affects the construction industry and very importantly tourism.
- Totally unacceptable
- Totally unacceptable
- Why should 5000 years of unbroken living be interrupted to suit vested political interests in Dublin. This is the reality, there is an east Coast planning narrative and it is resulting in the slow death of rural Ireland.....well no more of it.
- Planning permission is obscure and stupid enough as practiced by clueless bureaucrats without adding more pointless and unexplained restrictions.