The National Housing Construction Index complied and issued by Link2Plans has shown the continued drop in construction activity in Donegal.
The research measures Planning Commencements but also shows marginal increase in Donegal Planning Applications.
Researchers at link2plans.com have produced the National Housing Construction Index which examines every housing construction Planning Applications and Planning Commencements throughout the months of January through to April 2012.
The Index gives a direct comparison with the exact same period in 2011.
The research shows that from January to April 2012, 351 planning applications were submitted in Donegal.
This compared to 343 in 2011 resulting in a marginal increase of 2%. The same period saw the largest fall nationwide of 35% with the number of Commencement Notices issued in Donegal down from 121 to 79.
The Index shows a significant variation from county to country, while at the same time demonstrating the overall national trend in housing construction activity.