January planning applications up 12 per cent on 2015
We had a great start to 2016 with just shy of 40,000 applications submitted through the Planning Portal – an average of 1,811 applications each working day.
This represents a year-on-year increase in total applications of 12 per cent compared to January 2015.
This included over 13,800 householder and 10,800 full planning applications.
If the increase stays at a similar level throughout 2016 we could have over 560,000 applications submitted through the Portal in a single year – taking us well past the three million applications submitted mark.