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Renovation/Extension of Farm House Cork - Local Housing Need

  • 13-12-2022 2:57pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1 selfbuild2022

    Hi all,

    New to

    I am currently looking at a renovation project in Cork. The area is A3 Zoned so a new green field build is not an option as I am not local originally, I am however working locally. First time buy / build also I do not have a house already. The house in question has been derelict probably 50 years, it is not a protected building or historically significant. I will need to submit a planning application for whatever I intend to do and having spoken to the county council they advised a pre planning consultation to determine if I can achieve planning. However the CoCo advised it can take up to 8 weeks to have a pre planning decision and to be fair to the estate agent, their client will not wait that long so I would be buying this project blind in the hope I could renovate. Buying the site would hinge on the level of renovations the Co Co would allow.

    Has anyone here had any experience of renovating / rebuilding / extending an old house in familiar circumstances being a "non local housing need" person or has anyone experience dealing with the Planning Department on same?

    Thanks to all.