Originally Posted by Thelonious Monk
So if all families in rural Ireland keep building one offs on the land surely after a while it will get out of hand?
The whole country would end up looking like the below
So what? Most of the county is not a tourist attraction and the only people who see it are the locals. Houses are only along roads too so the vast majority of the county side is untouched it’s only the small percentage of land along roads that have houses.
There is vast areas of the county where houses will never be built as it’s just not suitable and many if these areas are the tourist attractions so it’s not having any impact of “views” for the most parts. There is zero tourists going to drive down the narrow road where I’m building my house, the only people who will see it are the people who also live on the road or have land in past my house (which is us and two other people).
There should absolutely always be the right to get planning and build on your own land and it will be political suicide to even attempt to stop this, there would be war pure and simple. Planning is already limited to people with local needs for the most part, you wouldn’t have a hope of getting planning permission where I am applying but it’s going to be no issue at all for me as I easily tick all the boxes.
People are rambling on about a housing crisis yet the likes of me and many of my friends who are building at home on our own family land are generating housing for ourselves, houses that would not exist otherwise and this is doubled by the fact we aren’t going to be taking up a house in some poky estate somewhere leaving a house free for someone else to buy and live in.