THE 1020 planning applications received in Waterford during 2020 was the highest recorded figure for the city and county since 2008, according to the local authority’s February Management Report. This exceeded the 2019 tally of 1010.
The report notes that “the monthly figure of 133 applications received in December 2020 is also the highest monthly figure received since 2008. This monthly figure of 133 applications received is 25% higher than the next highest monthly figure of 107 applications received in that 12-year period”.
In addition, 690 applications were granted planning permission in 2020, compared to the 725 approved in 2019.
Between January 1 and January 26, the Council’s Planning Department received 45 planning applications, six less than the January 2020 figure of 51.