Possible to build a house if I own one?

Discussion in 'Sites, planning, self-builds and extensions' started by Zane99, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Zane99

    Zane99 Registered User

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    As title says. Is it possible to build a house if I own one already? We would sell our own if we could build, but do different county councils have different rules?
     
  2. delfio

    delfio Frequent Poster

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    Well did you even apply for planning permission in the county you wish to build in? that would be a good start!
     
  3. PaddyBloggit

    PaddyBloggit Frequent Poster

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    Yes
     
  4. Zane99

    Zane99 Registered User

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    I can sell my house handy as i bought at rock bottom in 2012. I have the price of a site in profit on it.

    I could by a site but be refused on this ground of owing a house in the locality before. Just not sure.
     
  5. Zane99

    Zane99 Registered User

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    Any more info?
     
  6. kceire

    kceire Frequent Poster

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    It totally depends on where you want to build.
    Some counties have a local needs based requirement to build a new home, and if you have owned a home or currently own a home then it rules you out. You also need a local connection and requirement t be in the area you want to build in. (Some counties, others are actually trying to entice people in).

    Where are you looking to build?
     
  7. PaddyBloggit

    PaddyBloggit Frequent Poster

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    Browse the websites of the various county councils you are thinking of building in.

    Might be helpful if you mentioned the county you are hoping to build in.
     
  8. emeralds

    emeralds Frequent Poster

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    Yes it is possible. We have a house in Dublin. Have built a house in the South East. And are about to seek planning permission for one in the West of Ireland (there is already derelict house on this site so we would be replacing that one).
     
  9. MiseÉire

    MiseÉire Frequent Poster

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    Yes it is possible. We own a house in West of Ireland and applied for planning on family owned land in same town. We were asked to provide need of housing and submitted info (family expanding, current house not suitable for our needs etc.) The fact that my wife was from the area, grew up there and still works in the area was vital. I was told that had we applied in my name that planning would not have been granted. I presume that any site sold would be sold subject to planning and the conditions would say if the buyer must be local.
     
  10. galwaypat

    galwaypat Frequent Poster

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    Houses for sale in the west outside the major city and towns are still below cost of building them, there is a 7 bedroom on .75 of an acre going for 180,000 build in 2001,45 min from the city and 10 min from new motorway.
     
  11. jimbojonez

    jimbojonez New Member

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    Is it the case if the site is zoned by the council for residential housing development and you already own a house that you can in fact be approved planning?(whereby local needs dont apply etc)

    Or do each county council have different criteria for this?

    Fingal co co allow you do this, im looking at a zoned site in meath and curious myself will it effect a possible planning application!!!