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Statistics were released by Sinn Fein MLA John O’Dowd

Statistics were released by Sinn Fein MLA John O’Dowd

Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd

Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd

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Statistics were released by Sinn Fein MLA John O’Dowd

The biggest planning applications in Northern Ireland are taking more than three years to process, figures show.

The average processing time for applications deemed ‘regionally significant’ is just over 172 weeks ­— almost six times the 30 week target.


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