New Home Applications Fall Despite Overall Rise In Clare Planning Permissions

There’s been a 10% rise in the number of properties granted planning permission in Clare in the first quarter of this year.

But the number of new houses that got the go-ahead has dropped marginally, compared with other buildings and extensions.

Clare FM’s James Mulhall reports:


According to the CSO, from January until the end of March, some 198 planning applications in Clare were given the green light by the local authority.

This is a rise of 19 on the figure for the same period in 2018, meaning the overall trend is on an upward trajectory.

The number of new homes being granted permission, however, has actually fallen in that period.

Of the almost 200 applicants that were approved in the first three months of the year, 70 were for dwellings, with 53 extensions approved and 53 classed as “other” buildings.

That’s a slight fall from the 76 houses that got the go-ahead in Quarter 1 of 2018.

Nationally, the number of new homes that are being given the green light is slowly climbing again after years of decline but is still well off the height of the economic boom.

James Mulhall, Clare FM, first for local news.