The pace of one-off housing continues unabated, as self-builds accounted for 27 per cent of the units that gained planning permission in Q1 2017. Overall, one-off housing planning permissions grew 30 per cent over the same period.
The alterations, conversions and renovations category shot up 106 per cent, more than doubling, to 763 planning permissions granted in Q1 2017. Extensions grew 5 per cent to 1,767 applications granted in Q1 2017.
Also interesting to note for one-off houses is that the average floor area has only dropped 10 sqm since 2009. As of Q1 2017 the average floor area was 242 sqm.
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One-off housing granted planning permission by region, Q1 2017 (growth as compared to Q1 2016)
Southern and Eastern 776 (+24%)
Border, Midland and Western 497 (+42%)
Total ROI 1,273 (+30%)
Of which county councils with high growth, Q1 2017 (growth as compared to Q1 2016)