Implications of dezoning land must be outlined clearly to elected representatives of Clare County Council.

Kilkee representative, Cllr Cillian Murphy (FF) stressed the importance of having an awareness around the impact of dezoning land.

He asked Clare County Council to undertake an assessment and provide a breakdown of all local authority owned lands zoned for development, whether commercial, industrial or residential, in the West Clare Municipal District.

Senior executive officer with the Economic Development directorate, Carmel Greene outlined, “the term ‘land’ can have many forms in terms of property ownership”. She detailed that the Council’s portfolio of public land includes housing property, land for development, roads, road verges and footpaths, open space such as beaches, burial grounds, corporate buildings, fire stations and libraries.

Presently, over 5,000 individual pieces of property are in the ownership of the Council. “These may all be at various stages of occupation or development, at planning or construction stage, leased to Community Groups, grazing agreements, licences, undergoing refurbishment,” she explained.

Within the past two years, a property management unit was established by the local authority “with a focus on undertaking an assessment of the properties in our ownership and this work is ongoing. It is a multi-year project to carry out this assessment on each piece of property and to determine options for its economic use”.

Speaking at a recent meeting of the West Clare MD, Cllr Murphy said the impetus for the proposal stemmed from COVID-19 and the opportunities presented from the pandemic. “There is a huge drive for affordable housing and for people to live in areas that they wouldn’t have previously considered. We need to understand the impact of dezoning”.

Related News

le24 tony o'brien 1
'Dialogue & honey' key to a progressive Council - O'Brien
garda checkpoint clare
Distraught driver heard say 'why didn't I hit the fox?' at crash which claimed grand-mother's life
kerstin mey
Prof Kerstin Mey resigns as UL President
ifa meeting conor o'leary 4
Clare farmers under extreme pressure
Latest News
ifa meeting conor o'leary 4
Clare farmers under extreme pressure
ruairi keenan 1
'I've a taste for the blood now' - Clare's youngest candidate Keenan commits to running again
michael mcnamara 1-2
McNamara elected an MEP
le24 election david griffin 1
'In certain parts of Newmarket-on-Fergus people wouldn't have known me in November' admits poll-topper David Griffin
clare v donegal 20-05-23 emmet mcmahon hugh mcfadden 1
Date with Donegal sends Clare to Castlebar
Premium
le24 election clare colleran molloy 2
'It's not a sport but like a blood sport' - Colleran Molloy comes out with stronger vote
court seat
Gardaí to recommend to DPP that Ennis man be charged with kidnapping child
clare v limerick 11-06-23 tony kelly 2
The biggest disappointment is the performance' - Tony Kelly
ennis courthouse tent 24-02-21 4
New charges brought against Shannon man accused of 'very serious' assault on then girlfriend
le24 election alan o'callaghan 2
'Getting Wiggy with it' - O'Callaghan hails use of Snapchat & social media for vote increase

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Scroll to Top