Land use review 

What is the scope of the land use review?

The land use evidence review compilation is being led by the EPA, who will work with government departments and public sector colleagues (including but not limited to Central Statistics Office, Geological Survey Ireland, Heritage Council, National Parks and Wildlife Services, Ordnance Survey Ireland, Teagasc) to assess the available evidence in the following areas, and what it is telling us about:

• The impact of current land use on the environment and society
• The indicators we can use to measure land use impacts on the environment and society
• Environmental and societal trends that will impact on land use
• Ireland’s land use stakeholders
• Commitments and targets in existing policy that impact on land use decisions
• Land use practices that have proven beneficial to the environment and society

Phase 1 of the Land Use Evidence Review started in 2021 and will continue until September 2022. If you have any queries about the review, please email 

A Call For Expert Evidence (5th November 2021 to 4th February 2022) has now closed. We would like to sincerely thank all the individuals and organisations who submitted evidence to this call.