Fast-track homes ‘won’t work without proper staffing resources’

Construction consultancy warns that local authorities will need extra workers if the new system for fast-track homes is to be effective

19th December, 2021
Fast-track homes ‘won’t work without proper staffing resources’
Kevin James, managing director at Cogent Associates, said the new LRD scheme will only work if staffing numbers in local authorities’ planning units are boosted significantly. Picture Arthur Ellis

The new system aimed to fast-track homes through the planning system will not prove effective unless local authorities are resourced correctly, one of the biggest construction project consultancies in Ireland has warned.

Kevin James, managing director at Cogent Associates, said the new LRD scheme will only work if staffing numbers in local authorities’ planning units are boosted significantly.

Cogent Associates, a construction project consultancy, is currently involved in the delivery of large scale residential...

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