Eoghan Murphy unclear on ‘use it or lose it’ plans

Minister for Housing says laws on planning not fully “worked out”

New laws that would force developers to ‘use or lose’ large-scale housing planning permission have not been fully “worked out”, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said.

Last week, Murphy confirmed a new plan in which planning permission would lapse for fast-track housing developments if construction did not begin within 18 months.

The proposed law follows a review of the fast-track housing scheme and research by The Sunday Business Post that revealed construction ...