Planning permission was granted for 41 houses in Tipperary in the first quarter of 2017.
This is down slightly on the same period last year but significantly lower than the figures from a decade ago.
All of the permissions granted for housing by Tipperary County Council between January and the end of March this year were for one-off developments.
21 of these were in the north of the county with 20 in the south.
For the first quarter of 2016 planning was approved for 46 houses across the county.
Both of these are in stark contrast with the stats from a decade ago.
According to the Central Statistics Office 619 housing units were given the green light in Tipperary in the first three months of 2007.
These included 18 multi-development projects or housing estates which accounted for 411 housing units with the remaining 208 all being one-off houses.
Nationally the CSO reports 1,387 planning permissions were granted in the first quarter of 2017 for a total of over 3,750 housing units.