Planning delays add extra €125m to cost of more than 20,000 homes

New report by Mitchell McDermott estimates ongoing delays at An Bord Pleanála have added an average of €6,000 to planned homes

More than 20,000 housing units are still awaiting decisions from An Bord Pleanála under the old Strategic Housing Development system

Ongoing delays within An Bord Pleanála to make planning decisions on more than 20,000 housing units has added €125 million to the cost of these homes, a new report has estimated.

The 2024 construction sector report published by Mitchell McDermott, an industry consultancy firm, has found there are currently 20,683 residential housing units submitted under the Strategic Housing Development (SHD) process in 2022 that are still awaiting a decision from An Bord Pleanála due to ...