Director General of the Construction Industry Federation, Tom Parlon said: “This analysis shows project commencements are relatively static and permissions granted projects are down despite huge demand for construction activity in the residential, commercial and infrastructural sectors.
Project commencements: It found that the overall volume of construction projects commencing On-Site in H1 2017 remains almost static at 1325 when compared to the same period in 2016 (1317) for the Republic of Ireland.
Plans Granted: In a worrying continuing trend from Q1 2017, the volume of Plans Granted continues to lag the corresponding period in 2016. The number of plans granted in H1 2017 is 2672, which is down 10.4% or 312 projects on H1 2016.
Plans Submitted: The volume of projects Submitted for Planning Permission increased slightly in H1 2017 to 3,537 over the comparable period in 2016. This is a positive reflection given we recorded a small decrease in Q1 2017 versus Q1 2016.