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Monday, 17 September 2018
4,380 housing units granted planning permission under fast-track rules over past year
New Government fast-track planning rules have delivered planning permission for more than 4,300 residential units over the past year. In addition to the 4,380 housing units, made up of 2,272 houses and 2,108 apartments, a further 4,085 student bed spaces have secured planning permission under the Government’s Strategic Housing Development legislation. During the same period, a total of 1,575 residential units have been refused by An Bord Pleanála under the new regime. That is according to An Bord Pleanála which has published an official update one year after the introduction of the Government's Strategic Housing Development rules. The board has confirmed that all applications to date have been decided within the mandatory timeline of 16 weeks.