There has been an 80% rise in the number of apartments granted planning permission.
Figures released by the CSO show a huge spike in the number of apartments in the works across the country. It comes after a relaxation in the guidelines for apartment developments, introduced in 2018 by Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.
The figures, which cover the period up to the end of September, show that planning was granted for some 10,590 dwellings in the third quarter. Of these, some 5,656 were apartments, up from 3,139 in the same period in 2018. The remaining 4,934 were houses, an increase of 1.1% on the same period in 2018.
The figures show one-off houses accounted for 30.7% of all new homes granted planning permission in the three months from July to September. The data shows a massive increase in the number of apartments granted in comparison to recent years.
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