Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2889, 2890)

Imelda Munster

Question:

2889. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of houses built each year since 2009 to date by village (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32703/19]

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Imelda Munster

Question:

2890. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of houses yet to be built to date which have been granted planning permission by Meath County Council by village (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32704/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2889 and 2890 together.

Planning statistics are compiled by each planning authority on an annual basis for collation and publication on my Department’s website, at the following link:

http://www.housing.gov.ie/planning/statistics/planning-statistics-1.

The statistics collected relate to the total numbers of:

- Invalid planning applications received,

- Applications received for outline permission and full permission,

- Decisions to grant/refuse permission,

- Decisions issued within the statutory eight week period,

- Decisions deferred, and

- Percentages for grants/refusals, decisions made within eight weeks and decisions deferred.

The statistics collected relate to the total number of applications and decisions for all developments that require planning permission, broken down by year and planning authority but are not broken down by development type.

The specific information requested in relation to the number of houses built by village, or yet to be built, in Meath County Council's functional area is not collated or available within my Department's statistics. Meath County Council may, however, compile information in this regard.

In addition, the Central Statistics Office (CSO), as the national statistical office, compiles and makes available detailed data on a number of housing related issues including permissions granted and completions by development type and county. Data is available at the following links on the CSO website:

https://www.cso.ie/en/statistics/construction/planningpermissions/

https://www.cso.ie/px/pxeirestat/Database/eirestat/New%20Dwelling%20Completions/New%20Dwelling%20Completions_statbank.asp?SP=New Dwelling Completions&Planguage=0.

Furthermore, as committed to under Rebuilding Ireland, my Department has developed a monthly housing activity report, which provides monthly updates on a range of statistics. This report is published on the Rebuilding Ireland website at http://rebuildingireland.ie/news-page/ .