Policy Submissions

An important part of the Society's remit is to represent the interests of our members in relation to policy development and legislative initiatives. The SCSI regularly makes policy submissions to government agencies, standards bodies and other institutions whose work may impact on our members.

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Building Better Buildings: Budget 2020 Submission

This year's submission focuses on our belief that an adequate supply of serviced development land for residential development should remain a key focus for Government to tackle the high costs associated with delivering houses and apartments to the market. SCSI is calling for a shift away from the Help-to-Buy scheme over the next 12 months.

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Joint submission on draft ‘Urban Development and Building Heights Guidelines for Planning Authorities’

We've joined with Engineers Ireland (EI) and the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (AECI), welcoming the new guidelines for the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government recently published draft guidelines aimed at Local Authorities in relation to building heights and urban density to promote sustainable use of land to reduce urban sprawl.