Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government

Implementing Housing for All: Discussion (Resumed)

Mr. Barry Lynch:

If we are talking about net need and pent-up demand, we are up to approximately 1,900 households. In theory, if that figure is divided by 35, we would need around 50 ha of land. That would not all be local authority land. Some of it would be land belonging to private developers and some would come from AHBs. It would come from a number of different sources. That much land will probably be needed between 2026 and 2030. That is when that land will need to be acquired and ready for development.