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The number of planning permissions granted has shot up by 50%

The number of apartment permissions represents a 60% jump on last year, while houses are up 48%.

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THE NUMBER OF planning permissions granted in the first quarter of 2017 was up 50% on the same time last year.

In total, there were 4,650 permissions granted for dwellings, with 3,754 for houses and 896 for apartment units.

The number of apartment permissions represents a 60% jump on last year, while houses are up 48%.

Of those, one-off houses accounted for 27.4% of all new dwelling units granted planning permission in this quarter.

The total number of planning permissions granted for all developments was 5,959.

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The total floor space approved is up by 14%.

1,403 of the total approvals were granted in Dublin, with 1,017 in Cork and Kerry and 700 in the border region.

Planning permission is only a reliable indicator of plans to build and the stats do not give an insight into how many of these permissions have begun work.

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