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Planning Permissions

Quarter 2 2018

Number of Dwelling Units
Houses Apartments Totals
Quarter 2 20184,9511,8266,777
Quarter 2 20173,6308234,453
% change36.4%121.9%52.2%

Dwelling units approved up 52.2% in year

Figure 1 Number of Dwelling Units approved, classified by type of unit, Q32016 - Q22018
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In the second quarter of 2018, planning permissions were granted for 6,777 dwelling units, compared with 4,453 units for the same period in 2017, an increase of 52.2%.

 The second quarter figures also show that:

  • Planning permissions were granted for 4,951 houses in the second quarter of 2018 and 3,630 in the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 36.4%. See Table 4
  • Planning permissions were granted for 1,826 apartment units, compared with 823 units for the same period in 2017, an increase of 121.9%. See Table 4
  • One-off houses accounted for 19.4% of all new dwelling units granted planning permission in this quarter. See Table 4.
  • The total number of planning permissions granted for all developments was 6,823. This compares with 6,279 in the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 8.7%. See Table 1.
  • Total floor area planned was 1,857 thousand square metres in the second quarter of 2018. Of this, 53.7% was for new dwellings, 32.6% for other new constructions and 13.7% for extensions.  The total floor area planned increased by 27.6% in comparison with the same quarter in 2017. See Table 1.
  • Planning permissions for new buildings for Agriculture increased to 411 this quarter. This compares to 349 permissions in the same quarter of 2017. See Table 3(a).

Note: Q1 2018 data has been revised upon receiving new information. See Tables A, 1 & 4 for details.