SUSTAINABLE RURAL HOUSING GUIDELINES FOR PLANNING AUTHORITIESI have just received an email asking where you can get an online copy of these guidalines. The answer is that you click on:
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Mr Dick Roche T.D., Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government published the finalised Guidelines for Planning Authorities on Sustainable Rural Housing (April 2005). The final statutory guidelines follow through on the draft guidelines for Planning Authorities on Sustainable Rural Housing published in March 2004 to give all those interested an opportunity to comment before the guidelines were finalised in statutory form. The Department received over 100 submissions in relation to the draft guidelines from interested organizations and individuals. Many suggestions for clarifying or improving the guidelines have been incorporated in the guidelines in the final statutory form in which they are now published. The guidelines contain a wide range of measures on the issue of rural or "one-off" housing. The guidelines consolidate the approach taken in relation to rural housing in the National Spatial Strategy.