Sunday 18 February 2024

Co Wexford councillors raise concerns about use of log cabins

 The issue of 'off the peg' log cabins being imported into Ireland in kit form and erected instead of standard houses has been the subject of so many planning applications. National guidance on such buildings would be welcomed.

At a recent Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District meeting councillors raised concerns about the use of log cabins in the county. 

Cllr Mary Farrell asked if log cabins were permitted on land bought from Wexford County Council. She spoke of a young family that she is aware of that are currently living in a mobile home in the garden of their mother’s house in Gorey. “The County Development Plan facilitates log cabins where it complies with the standards but there is a difference between rural areas and someone in an urban setting where someone wants to put it in their back garden and they’re surrounded by their neighbours. It depends where it is and they will be assessed on a case by case basis,” said Director of Service, Elizabeth Hore in response to Cllr Farrell’s question.

Read the full article @ The Irish Independent

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