Builders warn of backlog in planning applications

House-price growth in Dublin could increase again within two years and city sprawl could continue if more higher density housing is not built, according to the Irish Home Builders Association (IHBA).

20th January, 2007

House-price growth in Dublin could increase again within two years and city sprawl could continue if more higher density housing is not built, according to the Irish Home Builders Association (IHBA).

A backlog in planning permission applications, particularly in Dublin, is causing concern for the IHBA. The association’s director, Hubert Fitzpatrick, said that if the situation was not rectified and infrastructure improved, problems on the M50 would increase and demand for housing in Dublin would...

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