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13/10/2017

Ireland round-up: Budget boost for social housing in Ireland; Developer wins infrastructure funding

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 7 October-13 October, 2017

Budget boost for social housing in Ireland

Irish housing and planning minister Eoghan Murphy has claimed that this week’s Budget has removed the last significant obstacles to building more homes, more quickly and at more affordable prices.

The Planner

Developer wins infrastructure funding

The state-backed Irish Strategic Investment Fund is to provide a debt facility of around €50 million to developer Hines Ireland in order to fund the construction of infrastructure for the planned development of more than 4,000 new homes scheduled to be built at Cherrywood, south Dublin, where Hines is the largest landowner.

Irish Independent

Wicklow wind farm underway

Work on the development and construction of a €38m wind farm in Wicklow has started following the granting of full planning permission for the project by Wicklow County Council.

Irish Independent

Dundalk and Drogheda e-payment cluster urged

Around 600 jobs could be created if the area surrounding Dundalk and Drogheda if the area is recognised as a cluster for e-payments companies, a local industry group has claimed.

Irish Times

Dublin innovation corridor on the cards

Dublin City Council and the IDA are working on plans for an 'innovation corridor' in Dublin 8, which will include a newly developed site at Diageo's St James's Gate, St James's Hospital and the National Children's Hospital.

Irish Independent

Planning app

Geographic information services company Esri Ireland has announced that the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government is launching a new open data web service on its digital mapping platform which will allow members of the public to access and review information about planned developments in their local areas from 2010.

Irish Independent

An Bord Pleanála refuses permission for north Dublin hotel

An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permission for a 427-bedroom hotel proposed for a site at Clonshaugh in north Dublin close to the airport.

Irish Independent

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