There has been a continued drop in construction activity in County Louth

The new data was compiled from both planning applications and planning commencements

The new data was compiled from both planning applications and planning commencements

Researchers at www.link2plans.com have produced the National Housing Construction Index which examines every housing construction Planning Applications and Planning Commencements throughout the months of January through to April 2012.

The Index gives a direct comparison with the exact same period in 2011.

The research shows that from January to April 2012, 111 planning applications were submitted in Co Louth. This figure, compared to 143 in 2011, reveals a drop of 22%.

The same period also saw an 8% decrease in the number of Commencement Notices issued in Louth, down from 52 to 48.

The Index shows a significant variation from county to county, while at the same time clearly demonstrating the overall national trend in housing construction activity.

Managing Director of Link2Plans, Danny O’Shea said: “Statistics in the construction sector have traditionally been historical data. However what we do with Link2Plans research is to clearly show current patterns of activity, broken down into every county in Ireland.”

For more details visit Link2plans.com.