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An Bord Pleanála hit with fines as 5,500 houses now delayed

Section overseen by Paul Hyde faces new deadlines on plans for 25,000 home by August 

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Major concerns emerged about a shortage of planners and other key staff after a huge jump in workload for the board. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA

Major concerns emerged about a shortage of planners and other key staff after a huge jump in workload for the board. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA

Major concerns emerged about a shortage of planners and other key staff after a huge jump in workload for the board. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA

An Bord Pleanála is paying out fines to a growing number of builders and developers because it is now routinely missing planning decision deadlines on major housing projects.

More than 5,500 individual proposed housing units in Strategic Housing Developments (SHDs) are currently overdue a decision from the board.


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