Developers lodged high numbers of SHD applications just before fast-track planning scheme expired
Between October and December 2021, a total of 65 pre-applications were made to An Bord Pleanála, compared to 33 in the same three-month period of 2020
Dozens of developers rushed to lodge last-minute planning applications before the controversial fast-track housing process expired at the end of last year.
On December 17, the state began to phase out the Strategic Housing Development rules, also known as the fast-track housing scheme, in favour of the new Large-Scale Residential Development (LSRD) system.
The SHD system allowed developers to fast-track planning permission applications for large housing developments by going directly to An Bord Pleánala, bypassing ...