The number of planning permission applications granted for houses and apartments fell sharply in the final quarter of last year, according to the Central Statistics Office. Total applications granted for all dwelling types were down 43.5% at 7,597 in the final three months of last year compared to 13,450 in the same period in 2021. The CSO says that changes in the application process for Strategic Housing Developments (SHDs) and "related issues in An Board Pleanála" may have affected the number of planning permissions granted. It also notes there is currently a backlog of applications for SHDs.
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