More than two-thirds of planned new homes are small apartments

A new Business Post analysis shows residential development trending sharply away from family homes towards one and two-bed apartments

One-bed and two-bed apartments make up 68 per cent of all the homes in line to be built. Picture: RollingNews

Residential development is rapidly shifting away from the delivery of houses and skewing heavily towards small one and two-bedroom apartments, with very few three-beds now in the pipeline, a new analysis by the Business Post has shown.

Based on a review of more than 67,000 homes granted planning permission through the Strategic Housing Development (SHD) process since 2017, 17,850 one-bed and 28,400 two-bed apartments have been approved. These two housing types alone make up 68 ...