Planning permission slumps 35.7pc in second quarter

Business and Leadership Ltd.

The amount of planning permission granted for new dwellings slumped 35.7pc during the second quarter of 2009 compared the same quarter in 2008, figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have shown, giving some indication of the current difficulties facing the construction industry. According to the CSO data, planning permissions were granted for 12,831 dwellings in the second quarter of 2009, a notable decrease from the 19,942 dwellings granted permission during the same quarter in 2008. This represents a decline of 35.7%. Decline in Planning Permissions for Houses and Apartments The figures reveal that the number of planning permissions granted for houses saw a significant drop of 38.6% in the…

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