Planning applications for new housing double

There were 581 applications for developments of two or more houses made to local authorities in 2012, compared to 306 in 2011, writes Nicola Cooke.

17th March, 2013

Planning applications for the construction of new residential developments across the country have almost doubled year-on-year.

There were 581 applications for developments of two or more houses made to local authorities in 2012, compared to 306 in 2011. This is an increase of 90 per cent.

The number of applications for self-build - or one-off housing - dropped from 7,926 to 6,047 for the same period, a fall of 24 per cent. The number of applications that were submitted for...

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