Fast-track scheme set for overhaul as developers stall on thousands of homes

New report claims government embraced building lobby group’s suggestions ‘lock, stock and barrel’

29th September, 2019

The government is set to review the country’s fast-track housing scheme as a Sunday Business Post analysis reveals that construction has yet to commence on 10,000 of the units approved under the process.

It comes after new claims by property developers that the fast-track planning system was largely their idea and the state took it on “lock, stock and barrel and stuck it into the new housing bill”.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney had...

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