Shrink gardens to cut house prices says Glenveagh boss

Stephen Garvey said the listed housebuilder was frustrated at delays to new guidelines that could shrink garden sizes by up to a third

Stephen Garvey: the Glenveagh chief executive said some county development plans were ‘fundamentally flawed’ when it comes to housing supply. Picture: Fergal Phillips

The government must not delay any longer new guidelines that will allow developers to build fewer apartments and more own-door housing by shrinking garden sizes by up to a third, the head of Glenveagh has said.

Stephen Garvey said today that the cost of building apartments was making some schemes “unviable” and said the company was frustrated that the Department of Housing had not yet issued new guidelines on high-density homebuilding.

“Those guidelines were due ...