The Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Act 2021 (the LRD Act) sets out proposed new arrangements for “large scale residential developments” (LRDs), which will supersede the existing Strategic Housing Development (SHD) process, due to lapse on 25 February 2022. The SHD process was introduced in 2016, with the

Part 6 of the Affordable Housing Act 2021 will introduce important changes to Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000, which is the mechanism which allows local authorities to obtain a certain percentage of land zoned for housing at existing use value as opposed to development value.

These changes are as follows:

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