Louth has 209 new buildings

OVER 200 new residential and commercial buildings were identified in Louth in the first six months of 2011, according to new GeoDirectory figures.

OVER 200 new residential and commercial buildings were identified in Louth in the first six months of 2011, according to new GeoDirectory figures.

The 209 buildings represent a year-on-year decrease of 11 per cent compared to the same period in 2010 when 234 new buildings were recorded in the county.

Of the 209 new buildings identified in Louth, 164 were residential buildings, 37 were commercial buildings and eight were dual-purpose buildings with both residential and commercial elements.

These new additions bring the total number of buildings in Louth to 51,304. The decrease in new building additions in Louth of 11 per cent in the first six months of 2011 is in line with the 10 per cent drop recorded nationally.

GeoDirectory, jointly established by An Post and Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) manages Ireland’s only complete database of residential and commercial buildings.

The figures were recorded by 5,600 An Post delivery staff working with experts from OSi. Across the country, GeoDirectory recorded 7,330 new buildings, composed of 6,221 residential buildings, 932 commercial buildings and 177 dual purpose buildings with both residential and commercial components.

The new additions in 2011 bring the total number of buildings in Ireland to 1,883,474. Leitrim showed the largest decrease in new building additions with a 68 per cent drop compared to 2010.

It also recorded the smallest number of additions, with just 30 new buildings identified.

Neighbouring Co Cavan bucked the national trend showing increases in building activity compared to the same period in 2010.