Population and Housing
The Core Strategy of the Draft Mayo County Development Plan 2021-2027 provides for a population allocation of 1,979 persons for Ballina over the plan period, which equates to approximately 773 new houses. Mayo County Council are required to identify and reserve an appropriate amount of land in the correct locations to meet housing and population targets.
The current town and environs plan promotes a housing supply to meet the varied needs of the community and to provide an acceptable standard of living. Future housing supply in the town must be provided in a sustainable manner, aligning with the provisions of the Core Strategy of the County Development Plan, and having regard to established and sustainable settlement patterns and the natural environment.
Questions to consider:
Q. Do you believe there is adequately zoned housing land in the existing Town and Environs Plan?
Q. What are the priorities for housing in Ballina, in terms of size & type of housing?
Q. Are more town centre apartments needed, family housing or specialist housing, for example older people?