Reacting to the Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness, Director General of the CIF, Tom Parlon has said, “there is widespread agreement that the housing supply shortage is a major challenge facing Irish society.
“The strategy is a welcome step in addressing this challenge of unlocking supply in a sustainable way.
“The ambitious targets set out will only be achieved if these measures support house building activity and there is coordinated follow-through by all stakeholders including the industry, government and local authorities.
“The key measures that the CIF believe may have the potential to increase supply include the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund of €200m, the new Housing Delivery Office in the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government, and the proposed fast-track planning process directly to An Bord Pleanala for developments of 100 + houses.
“These are all very helpful measures to assist in shortening the time involved in bringing new residential developments online.
“The CIF and its members will continue to work with the Department of Housing and the wider Government and its agencies to increase the supply of quality homes in the next five years.
“Coordinated follow-through is key to ensure the right types of houses are built in the right areas to ensure we build sustainable communities in the coming decade.”