Large scale Residential Developments
Large-scale Residential Development
Large-scale Residential Development (LRD) arrangements were introduced under the Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Act 2021.
Large-scale Residential Developments (LRDs) has replaced the Strategic Housing Development (SHD) process.
A large-scale residential development is:
- A development of 100 or more housing units,
- Development of student accommodation comprising 200 or more bed spaces,
- A combination of student accommodation and houses, where the threshold is met for either element.
A new feature of the LRD legislation is that provision is made for up to 30% of the gross floor space of the proposed development to be for other uses, instead of the 15% cap under the SHD arrangements.