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Ireland round-up: Changes to Irish peat planning regime are put on hold; Fast-track 208-home development proposed for Bray

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 10 August-16 August, 2019

Changes to Irish peat planning regime are put on hold

Ireland’s Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has told planning authorities and other regulatory bodies that changes to the planning regime for large-scale peat extraction have been put on hold following a High Court ruling.

The Planner

Help us celebrate 60 years of the RTPI’s Royal Charter

This year is a particularly special one for the RTPI, which next month will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the granting of its Royal Charter. And you can help The Planner to mark the occasion.

The Planner

Fast-track 208-home development proposed for Bray

Developer 1 Southern Cross Lands Limited is seeking a fast-track strategic housing permission from An Bord Pleanála for a 208-home development on the Southern Cross Road at Bray.

Irish Independent

Capital drug facility refusal appeal

Merchants Quay Ireland has confirmed that it is appealing against Dublin City Council’s decision to refuse proposals for a supervised injection facility for drug addicts which would have been in the city centre.

Irish Independent

Guinness views concern over Dublin development

Dublin City Council has put on hold plans for a 13-storey apartment development by the Marlet Property Group due in part to concerns that it might compromise views from the Gravity Bar in the Guinness Storehouse, a highly popular tourist attraction.

Irish Independent

Peat power plant reopening challenged

Plans to reopen the peat-fired Lough Ree power station at Lanesborough, County Longford, have suffered a setback after An Taisce lodged an objection to proposals to reissue the plant with a licence to operate following problems with the temperature of cooling water discharged from the plant into the Shannon.

Irish Times

Intel pushes for dismissal of ‘vexatious’ appeal

Intel Ireland has asked An Bord Pleanála to adopt rarely used powers and dismiss what it claims is a 'vexatious' appeal by farmer Thomas Reid against its planned €3.6 billion project at Leixlip, which represents the largest single private investment in the history of the state.

Irish Independent

Dublin inland port makes waves

Dublin Port has secured planning approval to develop the next phase of its inland port near Dublin Airport. It will include a site with capacity to store more than 2,000 shipping containers as well as infrastructure such as an ESB substation, an office building and gantry.

Irish Independent

Zip-World eyes up Irish site

Welsh leisure company Zip-World is looking to expand its operations and has an Irish location in its sights, the firm has revealed.

Insider Media

Donbate housing development blocked

An Bord Pleanála has rejected Glenveagh Homes’ proposals for 174 flats on a site at the coastal town of Donabate in north Dublin that already has planning permission for 97 new homes.

Irish Times