Workshop with NIRSA and Border Regional Authority — Land Banking and Housing Development: The (New) Role of the Planning System

April 28 2011 NUI Maynooth

The second of a jointly hosted NIRSA-ICLRD-Border Regional Authority event, this one day roundtable discussion focused on Land Banking and Housing Development. Speakers and contributors considered the state of housing development and the potential of land banking across the island of Ireland with respect to housing need, unfinished estates, the property market, the planning system and both the Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency (HSCA) and the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA). It examined international experiences of asset disposal and public land development, and explored possibilities and opportunities in the island of Ireland context. It debated the role of local authorities, HSCA, NAMA, housing associations, private developers and other actors in addressing present issues and creating a more sustainable system of development that serves public and private interests. Attended by over 30 people, this event created a space in which key stakeholder agencies were provided with the opportunity to share and learn from each other.

The presentations are available for download here: