The call comes from a local councillor as one fifth of the county comes under that heading.
A process needs to be identified on how to redevelop Bord na Móna and ESB land in Offaly - according to a local councillor.
Almost 20 per cent of land in the county is in state ownership.
Fine Gael's John Clendennen says, with peat harvesting no longer viable, other investment opportunities need to be maximised.
He's calling for collaboration to ensure a process is in place when alternative ideas are identified: