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Planning hold-ups raise longer term issues for prospects of new development

John Mulgrew


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'Applications are up, but so are decision timeframes. Major applications are now taking well over a year, while small applications took an average of 3.8 weeks longer to process than a year earlier.' Stock image

'Applications are up, but so are decision timeframes. Major applications are now taking well over a year, while small applications took an average of 3.8 weeks longer to process than a year earlier.' Stock image

'Applications are up, but so are decision timeframes. Major applications are now taking well over a year, while small applications took an average of 3.8 weeks longer to process than a year earlier.' Stock image

You can in part blame the sizeable delays in planning over the last year on the growing pandemic-led idea that your home is your castle.

But if you ask those across the sectors, from construction to planning, they will give you a considerably longer shopping list of issues than that for the reasons in lagging times on application decision-making recently.


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