Thursday, 4 July 2019

Ceisteanna (465)

Tony McLoughlin

Ceist:

465. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of planning applications for houses, private flats and apartments which have been lodged and granted since the beginning of 2014. [28870/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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: 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 planning permissions granted for a particular development type is not collated or available within my Department's statistics. Individual local authorities 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. Statistics are compiled by the CSO on the numbers of planning permissions granted by year and by quarter (including 2014-2019), which is broken down by type of construction, including dwellings, with the latest data being in respect of Quarter 1 2019. The statistics are available to view on the CSO website at the following link: https://www.cso.ie/en/statistics/construction/planningpermissions/.

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/.