25% increase in successful planning applications in Donegal

house buildingLatest Figures from the Central Statistics Office show a significant increase in the granting of planning permission for houses in County Donegal.

Last year, there was a 25% increase in successful application granted by Donegal County Council when compared to 2014.

According to the stats, permission was granted for 212 houses in 2015, up from 169 the year before.

People are seeking permission for bigger houses, with a significant increase in the total floor area for which permission was granted year on year.

There was also an increase in permissions for multi development houses last year. The figure grew from 4 in 2014 to 7 although the amount of housing units within those developments fell.

Few are seeking permission for flats and apartments - just two permission granted last year delivering 9 units of accommodation compared to 5 in 2014 creating 16 units of accommodation.