Councils can issue certificates of exemption to developers in certain cases for smaller residential developments which are excluded from social and affordable housing requirements.
Certificate from the Provisions of Part V Social and Affordable Housing Before,(or when) applying for planning permission you must also apply for a certificate in respect of 1-4 houses or on residentially zoned land of 0.1ha. Download Certificate Of Exemption (Social and Affordable Housing)
Some rural areas have specific conditions relating to local housing. You may also need to send in a Supplementary Application Form for Permission for a Dwelling in a Rural Area / Foirm Iarratais Fhorlíontach maidir le Cead Pleanála do Theaghais i gCeantar Tuaith