The number of planning permissions granted has shot up by 50

first_img 8,777 Views 24 Comments Image: RollingNews.ie By Paul Hosford The number of planning permissions granted has shot up by 50% The number of apartment permissions represents a 60% jump on last year, while houses are up 48%. Image: RollingNews.ie http://jrnl.ie/3460076 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share19 Tweet Email2 THE NUMBER OF planning permissions granted in the first quarter of 2017 was up 50% on the same time last year.In total, there were 4,650 permissions granted for dwellings, with 3,754 for houses and 896 for apartment units.The number of apartment permissions represents a 60% jump on last year, while houses are up 48%.Of those, one-off houses accounted for 27.4% of all new dwelling units granted planning permission in this quarter.The total number of planning permissions granted for all developments was 5,959.The total floor space approved is up by 14%.1,403 of the total approvals were granted in Dublin, with 1,017 in Cork and Kerry and 700 in the border region.Planning permission is only a reliable indicator of plans to build and the stats do not give an insight into how many of these permissions have begun work.Read: Houses evacuated after suspicious device is found in Ballymun Short URL Friday 23 Jun 2017, 1:12 PM Jun 23rd 2017, 1:12 PM last_img read more