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60,000 houses face legal hold-ups 

Planning at a standstill as major housing schemes ‘put on ice’

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The ‘fast track’ planning system for housing is in crisis with “an immediate and lengthy timing risk” to plans for more than 60,000 housing units – a massive blow to the hopes of prospective first time buyers.

Several planning and construction sources told the Sunday Independent that because permission for so many new homes has been overturned by the High Court, planners have downed tools and strategic housing developments (SHDs) has come to a complete halt.


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