CSO planning permissions data show slowdown in pipeline

December 09, 2022

Commenting on the latest Central Statistics Office data on planning permissions, Director of Property Industry Ireland, Dr. David Duffy said: “Today’s data shows diverging trend in planning permissions by home type. Planning permissions for multi-development houses grew in the four quarters to Q3 by 28.6% compared with the same period to 2021. In contrast, planning permissions for apartments declined by 9.4% over the same period. The annual data the extent to which apartment planning permissions have recently declined, down by 28.6% in the first 9 months of 2022 when compared to the first nine months of 2021.

“The data highlights the importance of the upcoming output from the Attorney General’s review. Timescales to get planning permission have widen. Reform is needed to reduce these timescales and provide certainty around the process. It is concerning for the delivery plans of Housing for All that the planning permissions for apartments have decreased so significantly. All housing typologies are needed to meet the targets.”