Sunday August 9, 2020

Building yet to begin on most fast-tracked large-scale housing projects

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman calls for the government to ‘get tough’ with developers

Killian Woods

Business reporter

17th May, 2020
Eoin Ó Broin: the Sinn Féin housing spokeman says ‘we need to get tough with developers’. Picture: Rollingnews

Construction has still yet to commence on the vast majority of sites where planning permission to build large housing developments has been fast-tracked.

Since the beginning of last year, 89 applications to build housing developments have been granted through the fast-track planning scheme. In these proposals, developers have secured permission to build a total of 25,208 homes, comprising 5,349 houses, 14,405 apartments and 5,454 build-to-rent units.

Data released by Eoghan Murphy, Minister for Housing, as part of a parliamentary question...

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