Saturday August 15, 2020

An Bord Pleanála: Five key takeaways from the planning authority’s annual report

Over 50 judicial reviews were taken against the agency’s decisions in 2019 as it received 119 applications under the fast-track planning scheme

Killian Woods

Business reporter

29th July, 2020
An Bord Pleanála recorded a total income of more than €28 million in 2019, up from €24.4 million in 2018.

1: Increase in applications under the fast-track scheme

Applications to build homes through the fast-track planning scheme jumped from 38 in 2018 to 119 last year. The system was created in 2017 and allows developers of large-scale housing projects to go directly to the authority when seeking planning permission

Sixty-eight approvals were issued last year and if completed the proposals would deliver 16,607 new residential units, which would include 4,334 houses, 12,273 apartments, 5,019 student bed spaces and 208 shared living units.

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