CSO Planning Permissions – 14 Mar ’24

14 Mar 2024

CSO Planning Permissions

The CSO have today 14th March 2024, published their latest planning permissions for Q4 2023 and a review of the year. Key findings include:

  • An annual increase of almost 21% in the total number of dwelling units approved in 2023, up from 34,177 units in 2022 to 41,225 units in 2023. In 2022 an annual decrease of 20.5% was recorded.
  • In 2023, the number of apartments granted planning permission rose by almost 29% when compared with 2022, while house approvals were up by more than 13%.
  • There was an annual rise of 40% in the number of multi-development houses receiving planning permission in 2023, compared with a decline of 27% in one-off houses.
  • Across the four local authorities of Dublin, planning permission was granted for 13,833 apartments in 2023, accounting for almost two-thirds (64%) of all apartments granted planning permission in the state.
  • In 2023, there was an annual increase of 35% (14,211 to 19,172) in the total number of Strategic Housing Developments (SHD) dwelling units approved.
  • In Quarter 4 (Q4) 2023, the total number of dwelling units approved planning permission rose by 47% to 11,181 units compared with 7,597 units in Q4 2022.
  • Planning permissions granted for apartment units rose by 64% in Q4 2023 compared with Q4 2022, while house permissions granted during the same period increased by 31%.
  • Between Q4 2022 and Q4 2023, an annual rise of more than 12% was recorded in the number of planning permissions granted for all developments, with 6,399 permissions approved in Q4 2023 compared with 5,691 in Q4 2022.

The full report can be accessed here

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