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Ireland round-up: Call to modify Dublin plan to ensure port expansion; Social Democrats unveil housing policy in response to crisis

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 13 February-19 February, 2016

Call to change Dublin plan to ensure port expansion

Dublin Port Company wants the city council to modify the city’s latest draft development plan to safeguard the future expansion of the port.

The Planner

Council raises grave concerns about Raheny development

Dublin City Council has raised “grave concerns” over plans for almost 400 houses and apartments on former religious order lands adjoining St Anne’s Park in Raheny, requiring the developers to make significant changes to the scheme.

Irish Times

Social Democrats unveil housing policy in response to crisis

The Social Democrats have proposed a new department of communities, housing and planning as a means of tackling the housing and homelessness crisis.

Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire area crematorium faces renewed opposition

Renewed attempts to build Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s first crematorium are being fought by residents after the original plans were rejected by An Bord Pleanála.

Irish Times

Developer Gerry Gannon plans to build 84 Dublin homes

Gannon Properties has applied to Dublin City Council for permission to build 84 apartments and townhouses on Park Street in Clongriffin on the capital’s north side.

Irish Times

Super-sized cruise ships could still come to Dún Laoghaire

Dún Laoghaire could still provide a berth for “super-sized” cruise ships in spite of the introduction of a measure in the county development plan that blocks their entry to the harbour.

Irish Times