Construction yet to start on nearly 10,000 houses and apartments given fast-track planning approval

Critics point to flaws in the Strategic Housing Development process, introduced in 2017

29th September, 2019
A map of the houses nationwide that have been approved via the fast-track scheme, as well as those which have not been built

Construction is yet to commence on nearly two-thirds of the 15,000 houses and apartments given the go-ahead through the fast-track planning scheme, with some developers effectively sitting on approved plans to build thousands of homes since last year.

No intent has been registered to develop 47 of the 64 Strategic Housing Development (SHD) applications granted permission. These planning approvals include permission to develop a collective 1,900 houses, 7,500 apartments and 3,300 student bed spaces.

Thirty-six of these housing schemes where no...

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