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
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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