More student beds than apartments given go ahead under fast-track system

Ireland“More student accommodation spaces have been granted permission this year than any other type of housing under the ‘fast track’ planning system, according to a new report from An Bord Pleanála. Under the Strategic Housing Development system applications for schemes of more than 100 homes, or blocks of 200 student or co-living spaces, are made directly to the board, bypassing the local authority decision phase …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 3 August]

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