The latest National Housing Construction Index reports that the number of planning applications in County Longford remained steady in 2013.
There were 72 planning applications submitted in Co Longford between January and October of last year, compared to 73 during the same period in 2012 - a drop of just one per cent.
Compiled and issued by Link2Plans, the report has also revealed a slight decrease in project commencements over 2012 figures.
There were 35 commencements between January and October 2012, compared to 32 during the same time this year, which equates to a decrease of nine per cent.
Kildare had the most positive jump in performance over last years statistics, with the number of applications rising by 24 per cent, while commencements in Roscommon rose by 52 per cent.
Nationally, the number planning applications dropped by five per cent,.
According to the Managing Director of Link2Plans, Danny O’Shea, the lack of change in the number of planning applications being made in Longford shows how the construction sector in the county is stabilising. However, he said he expects the number of applications to increase as the economy improves.