Thursday, 21 January 2021

Questions (151)

Bernard Durkan


151. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of planning permissions refused by county in respect of one-off housing in rural areas affecting the local population; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3510/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

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:

However, the data collected relates 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 reason for the grant or refusal of permission, including in respect of one-off housing in rural areas affecting the indigenous population. Such information may be sought directly from the relevant planning authority.

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

Questions Nos. 152 and 153 answered with Question No. 150.