Altering rules on apartments backfires as projects halted

Developers withdrew planning applications to include more units after new regulations published; Dublin Chamber research suggests policy changes ‘may not have had the desired effect’

18th February, 2018
Eoghan Murphy

Constant intervention in the standards governing apartment building may be holding back development, a new analysis has found.

Successive governments have introduced a series of reforms in recent years in an attempt to make apartment building more viable but, according to Dublin Chamber, this may have had the opposite effect.

In a research paper, the chamber found that “substantial policy changes made over the last three years . . . may not have had the desired effect.

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