Glamping as a farm diversification mechanism and partial solution to our accommodation deficit in Clare

Glamping as a farm diversification mechanism and partial solution to our accommodation deficit in Clare

We have a well documented shortage of over night accommodation in County Clare. No single intervention will let us catch up quickly, but there are certainly some things we can do to fill in some of the gaps. Putting in a straightforward policy pathway for farmers to get permission for a couple of glamping pods on their lands, subject to all other planning considerations, is one of those things we can do.

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Why legislation to regulate Short Term Lets is badly needed…

Why legislation to regulate Short Term Lets is badly needed…

In order to manage the STL sector sustainably, Government needs to regulate it; every property should be required, as a minimum, to be registered, to have planning permission and pay commercial rates like every other business, to ensure it has minimal negative impact on the provision of permanent housing and long term sustainability of local communities.

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Dereliction…

Dereliction…

Giving Local Authorities the funding for a dedicated staffing regime to tackle dereliction, along with a well thought out carrot and stick approach for property owners can reap rewards.

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Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan II

Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan II

I have huge concerns as to how the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications have drawn out the draft Broad Area of Interest for offshore renewable energy development off the West Coast of County Clare.

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Regional Health Forum

Regional Health Forum

Where do the patients in the Emergency Dept. in UHL come from, and what percentage could be treated at our Injury Units or Medical Assessment Units.

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Submission to Shannon Estuary Task Force

Submission to Shannon Estuary Task Force

Tourism is an industry that almost always happens to a community, and almost all tourism development is undertaken solely from an economic perspective, however, the real concerns and considerations of the community and their environment are often seen as tiresome and not worth listening to.

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Affordable Housing Crisis in West Clare

Affordable Housing Crisis in West Clare

There is a crisis in the availability of affordable housing stock, for both private ownership or long term rental, for permanent residents in West Clare I requested at our September meeting that Clare County Council would undertake, as a matter of urgency, the...

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West Clare Beach resources

West Clare Beach resources

A detailed analysis is needed of the extra human resources required to provide appropriate levels of management, and enforcement of the litter, parking and beach laws, at our coastal amenities, to include projected additional costs and identifying future potential income streams.

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Housing Income Thresholds

Housing Income Thresholds

To request that the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage would re-examine the current suitability of the maximum household income thresholds in the three banded areas. We further request circulation to all other local authorities and Oireachtas Members

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