The Irish Planning Institute annual conference.
The Gibson Hotel, Dublin
Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said there has to be changes to planning and development laws to address some of the “ridiculous restrictions” on the efficient use of scarce and expensive building land.
Mr Murphy wants to lift the numerical height caps in the city cores and along key transport corridors.
He also said there needs to be a range of urban solutions including more studios, shared apartments and family units.
He is proposing shared accommodation models to bridge the gap between student accommodation and apartments.
Professionals would have their own en suite bedroom but would have to share a communal kitchen and living area.
He said this type of accommodation is working successfully in other countries for example “the Collective” in London.
His plans also include the removal of a mandatory requirement for parking within 1km of a DART, Lucas, urban rail link and quality bus corridor.