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The cost of building one-off council houses on family owned land is "significantly less" than the cost of purchasing land on the open market and building scheme houses, and is something the Galway County Council needs to start considering.
Galway sees rise in planning applications and commencements in 2014 but growth in residential construction sector slows down
2014 saw Galway record an increase in planning applications of 3% and commencements of 45%, while nationally, the residential construction sector in Ireland experienced mixed fortunes as the rate of growth fell sharply in the last quarter of the year according to the latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index.
The National Housing Construction Index compiled and issued by Link2Plans shows Mayo is continuing to experience a recovery in the residential construction sector with the project commencements increasing and planning applications only down slightly in the first eight months of 2014. When compared to the same period in 2013, project commencements in Mayo are up more than 60 per cent while the number of new planning applications are down by just around one per cent.
The number of home building projects started in Mayo in the first four months of 2014 has increased by a huge 206 per cent on figures from the same period in 2013.
Mayo County Council has hit back at a report launched by An Taisce this week, which ranked Mayo as the fifth worst local authority in regard to planning decisions. Mayo County Council have also called for An Taisce’s position to be reviewed following the report’s publication, stating that “The report is a further indication of the urgent need to have the privileged position which An Taisce has enjoyed in the planning system reviewed as a matter of urgency.”
Current guidelines for planning permission for one-off housing must be amended, according to Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary.