WATCH: It's becoming impenetrable for people to understand the planning system.

John O’Mahony, First Vice President, RIAI calls for an overhaul of our planning system.

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) recently published a report which highlights the lengthy timelines and complex administrative processes that impact delivery of new housing stock.  

Despite obvious demand for new houses and apartments, it can take upwards of three years for new homes to become available to purchase or rent. The RIAI calls for a holistic vision to ensure that quality homes and sustainable communities are the outcome.

John O’Mahony, First Vice President, RIAI said “We have a population prediction of an additional two million people in Ireland by 2050 and if we are to deliver the estimated demand for 800,000 new homes, we need to ensure that all sides are working together with the same goal in mind."

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