Cllr. Ciarán Cuffe outside derelict homes on Dublin’s Benburb Street with Luas in background. Owners of sites this size won’t even have to pay the levy under the terms of the legislation.
As a new law requiring planning authorities to establish a Vacant Sites Register comes into effect from 1st January 2017, many Council have published blank Registers. The Green Party has warned that this is counter-productive and will not achieve urban regeneration. While Dublin City Council and other Planning Authorities have published a register on 1st January, they contain no entries.