Housing Strategy Consultation

Local authorities prepare strategies for housing development. You can have an input into these strategies through consultation.

Housing Strategy & Housing Need Demand Assessment (HNDA)

The purpose of a Housing Strategy is to outline the existing and future housing requirements County Carlow and to set out measures for the Council to plan for and address these needs.

The Housing Strategy informs the policies and objectives of the Carlow County Development Plan 2022-2028, playing a key role in translating national and regional housing policies to the local level. Since the previous Housing Strategy and Carlow County Development Plan was prepared there have been significant changes in planning legislation and policy, especially the introduction of the National Planning Framework (NPF) and the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Southern Regional Assembly.

The NPF requires each local authority to develop a Housing Need Demand Assessment (HNDA) which must underpin and support the preparation of housing strategies and housing policy. Chapter 5 of Carlow County Housing Strategy and HNDA 2022-2028 examines the predicted demand for social housing in County Carlow and the Delivery Action Plan 2022 – 2026 bases the delivery targets around the expected demand.