Kerry County Council may re-zone land to tackle Kerry’s housing crisis

Kerry County Council may re-zone land in order to tackle the housing crisis in the county.

This follows a CSO report which shows growth in completed dwellings in Kerry has slowed.

85 houses were completed in Kerry in the second quarter of this year – that’s a 14% drop since the last quarter of last year and the first quarter this year.

Director of services with Kerry County Council’s planning department Mike Scannell says there is demand for housing in Kerry.

To combat the issue, Mr Scannell says Kerry County Council will look at land that is zoned for housing and will re-evaluate if it is not being used.

Mr Scannell says landowners have a responsibility to use land zoned for development.