Housing Strategy and Housing Need and Demand Assessment 2023-2029
This Housing Strategy has been prepared by KPMG Future Analytics on the behalf of Galway City Council to meet the statutory requirements of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended). The purpose of this Housing Strategy is to estimate the existing and future housing requirements of Galway City and to set out measures that will support the Council to plan for and address these needs.
This Housing Strategy informs the policies and objectives of the Galway City Development Plan 2023-2029, playing a key role in translating national and regional housing policies to the local level. Since the City Development Plan 2017-2023 was prepared, there have been significant changes in strategic planning policy and in legislation, in particular with the adoption of the National Planning Framework (NPF) supported by the investment strategy of the National Development Plan (NDP) and the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Northern and Western Regional Assembly area.
The NPF requires each local authority to develop a Housing Need Demand Assessment (HNDA) which must underpin and support the preparation of housing strategies and housing policy. KPMG Future Analytics have undertaken a HNDA for Galway City to inform decision-making in relation to the current and future housing supply and investment in housing related infrastructure in accordance with the NPF and all other relevant statutory requirements.