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27/11/2014

Ireland round-up: Ambitious social housing plan, digital surges ahead

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 22 November-28 November, 2014

Kelly unveils ambitious social housing strategy

Environment minister Alan Kelly has unveiled an ambitious social housing programme that he says would eliminate housing waiting lists by 2020.

The Planner 

New broadband coverage map a ‘significant step’ towards bridging digital divide - White 

Communications minister Alex White has published online national and county maps that identify the homes, businesses and schools where commercial providers will deliver high-speed broadband access by the end of 2016.

Irish Government 

Stimulus plan for New Ross

A scheme to encourage businesses to locate in New Ross town centre and Rosbercon has being launched by Wexford County Council. The plan was initially trialled in Enniscorthy in the Templeshannon area and in Wexford, where it is limited to artisan food shops, craft shops and art galleries.

Independent 

Planners reject housing project despite shortfall

A planning application for 147 houses and flats to be built on the site of the former Smurfit packaging plant on Botanic Road, Dublin, has been rejected by the city council.

Independent 

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