County Leitrim is responsible for lowest number of applications for plannig permission in Ireland in the second quarter (June to August) of this year, a study recently released by the Central Statistics Office has found.
In all, 22 applications were received by Leitrim County Council, eight of which were new constructions, six were categorised as alteration or conversion, while the remaining eight were requests for extensions.
Across the border region, which includes Sligo, Monaghan, Louth, Donegal and Cavan, the report states that out of a total of 278 new buildings in the above region, 164 were houses, 34 were agricultural buidlings and 24 were civil engineering.
Nationwide, the study found that in the same quarter, planning permissions were granted for 1,406 dwelling units, compared with 3,310 units for the same period in 2011, a decrease of 58%.
Permission was granted for 240 apartment units, compared with 711 units for the same period in 2011, a decrease of 66.2%.
One-off houses accounted for 59% of all new dwelling units, while permission for agricultural buidlings increased to 201 in comparison to last year’s 117.