HOU4 Protected Town Centre Housing Areas

Dúntadate_range16 D.F., 2019, 9:30am - 11 Nol, 2019, 5:00pm

Policy HOU4 Protected Town Centre Housing Areas

Within designated Protected Town Centre Housing Areas, planning permission will not be granted for any development that results in a change of use from housing.

Justification and Amplification

The LDP will support the protection of existing town centre housing stock and resist the spread of commercial uses into areas of town centres which have a useful longer-term residential life. Such areas provide valuable housing stock and are homes for established communities which help retain the town centre’s vitality, reduce vandalism and generally make it a more attractive place to live.

This policy is justified on the basis of the responses to our Preferred Options Paper on this issue (Key Issue 10 refers).

Protected Town Centre Housing areas will be designated in the Local Policies Plan. Those areas in the extant plans currently designated for such protection will be assessed and amended as necessary.

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