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Listen: McVerry Trust Says It Will Have To Stop Converting Commerical Units, Unless Planning Waiver Is Extended.

: 08/03/2021 - 16:38

A charity will have to stop converting vacant shops and offices into homes unless a planning permission waiver is extended past the end of the year.

Rules passed in 2018 allow a business premises to be used as a home if it's been empty for two years or more.

The Peter McVerry Trust,which operates homelessness services in Kildare on behalf of Kildare County Council, ,has a list of 150units, nationwide, waiting to be converted

It will only be able to get to a third of them by the time the scheme is due to end.

Kildare resident, Pat Doyle, is the charity's chief executive.

He is asking for an extra year.

newstalk0716821.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

File image: Peter McVerry Trust logo.

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