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Ireland round-up: Clare county development plan changed for Ennis data centre; Gorey homes for former mushroom factory site?

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 9 March-15 March, 2019

Clare county development plan changed for Ennis data centre

Members of Clare County Council have agreed to amend the county development plan and re-zone land for a new €400 million data centre on the outskirts of Ennis.

The Planner

RTPI attends MIPIM

The president and chief executive of the RTPI have attended the world’s leading property exhibition, MIPIM.

The Planner

Gorey homes for former mushroom factory site?

AMIL Properties Ltd has applied to An Bord Pleanála for a fast-track housing development. It would provide nearly 300 new homes at the former Walsh Mushroom factory site and adjoining lands in Gorey on a site of almost 11.5 hectares

Irish Independent

Serial objector moves against Leixlip scheme

Peter Sweetman, the country's most high-profile planning objector, has turned his sights on the largest-ever proposed single private investment in the history of the State by telling Kildare County Council it should refuse Intel's planned new €3.5 billion fabrication facility at its Leixlip plant because of a lack of details about its proposed grid connection.

Irish Independent

Waterford Airport needs revamp 'to drive development in the south east'

Without a €12 million revamp Waterford Airport won’t have a viable future, a special report to ministers has warned.

Irish Independent

Dún Laoghaire development doubts

A number of multimillion-euro projects planned for Dún Laoghaire harbour have been thrown into question, including a €5 million urban beach, a €51 million diaspora centre, and a €30 million cruise berth facility.

Irish Times

Silt plan for Howth Harbour extension

Up to 30,000 truckloads of contaminated silt due to be dredged from Howth Harbour in north County Dublin look likely to be used for the construction of a major extension to the historic port’s western pier, according to plans under consideration by the government.

Irish Times

Johnny Ronan’s Dublin docklands tower in trouble

Developer Johnny Ronan is meeting widespread opposition from neighbouring property owners over his proposal to increase the height of the Salesforce Tower development in Dublin's docklands.

Irish Independent

Roller coaster screaming fears

Residents living close to Tayto Park have appealed to An Bord Pleanála over Meath County Council’s approval of the theme park's new €14 million roller coaster, citing anticipated noise nuisance from passengers screaming.

Irish Independent

Fingal Council in hot water over no-fry zone policy

Fingal County Council has been accused of breaching the government’s 'no-fry zone' health policy by granting planning permission for a fast food outlet near a primary school in North Dublin.

Irish Times

New homes for Naas

An Bord Pleanála has approved a fast-track application for 125 new homes at Bluebell, Naas in Co Kildare proposed by Ardstone Homes Ltd.

An Bord Pleanála