Rush to pass bill before homes permission expires

9th July, 2017
Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin

The government is bringing in emergency legislation this week to avoid construction grinding to a halt on 75 housing developments in the Dublin commuter belt.

There were many estates which were put on hold during the property crash and were given a five-year planning extension.

But although many of them are now currently under construction, they will not be built by the expiry of the extension periods of their planning permission.

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