Originally Posted by TinyChancer
There are a couple of loopholes I've heard of that you can use to buy land and obtain planning. I don't want to get too specific but basically if you can justify your purchase of the property due to your value to the local area, that will be advantageous. Then if you have a temporary structure on the land for a certain period of time, then subject to planning, you can begin to develop it for the required purpose..
I'm afraid such loop holes are not in existence. At least not that I'm aware of.
Being advantageous to the local area is not a loophole it is a qualification for Local Needs.
Working in the area is generally another.
Being from the area is another.
Temp structure to permanent is a no go.
"Habitable" existing structures are a way of getting past the Local Needs.
All above varies with each local authority in fact i'm sure in some counties (I think Tipp or Waterford kinda areas) you could just buy a decent site and get planning. But deffo not in dublin, Meath, louth, kildare, wiklow, galway or anywhere people generally want to live for work.
Likes of Meath are going to close this down tightly by end 2020.
All talk is that you'll need to have 25 acres or so to get local needs. Building will be limited back to defined villages and towns.