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Ireland round-up: Draft masterplan published for 1,000 Dublin homes; EIB likely to fund key Irish infrastructural projects, says Noonan

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 20 May-26 May, 2017

Draft masterplan published for 1,000 Dublin homes

Dublin City Council has begun a consultation on proposals to build 1,000 homes near the capital’s South Circular Road.

The Planner

EIB likely to fund key Irish infrastructural projects, says Noonan

The European Investment Bank is likely to play a key role in funding badly needed infrastructural projects in Ireland, specifically in the areas of housing and transport, finance minister Michael Noonan has signalled.

Irish Times

Tivoli Theatre demolition plans refused by council

Plans to demolish the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin’s Liberties district and replace it with a six-storey, 289-bed aparthotel have been refused by Dublin City Council.

Irish Times

3,000 social housing offers turned down in past two years

More than 3,000 offers of social housing properties were turned down over the past two years, with figures suggesting the rate of refusal has increased in some of the country’s largest local authorities.

Irish Examiner

New mobile observatory for Kerry

Plans for a mobile observatory, the first of its kind in Europe, are under way for the Skelligs area in Kerry where the 700-square kilometre Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve is located.

Irish Times

Save Cork City Group outlines €135m tidal barrier plan

A group campaigning to maintain access to the River Lee has unveiled plans for a €135 million tidal barrier which they say will remove the need for building flood defences in the city centre.

Irish Times  

Marlet wants to add 76 apartments to Bluebell development 

Marlet property group, formerly New Generation Homes, wants to revise a consented development in the capital’s south-western suburbs by adding 76 flats to the scheme.

Irish Times

460,000 people at risk from cancer-causing radon gas

A new map has indicated that up to 460,000 people in the state – one in 10 of the population – are at risk from unsafe exposure to naturally occurring indoor radon gas, which may cause lung cancer.

Irish Times

Dublin councils accused of preventing housing development

Dublin local authorities are holding back the development of housing through their failure to deal with regulatory constraints and restrictions on height, economist and Irish Times columnist John FitzGerald has said.

Irish Times

Councillors claim houses being built before planning is secured

Fears have been voiced that too many people are building houses in County Cork and then seeking retrospective planning permission.

Irish Examiner

Consultation on Temple Bar

Temple Bar Cultural Trust, in conjunction with the Temple Bar Steering Committee, have commissioned Future Analytics Consulting to prepare “a new vision” for the historic and much-visited Temple Bar area of the capital.

Dublin City Council

Tayto Park unveils plan for 250-bedroom hotel

The owners of the Tayto Park theme park in County Meath have submitted plans for a €48 million 250-bedroom hotel and health spa at the facility in Ashbourne.

Irish Independent

Masterplans out for consultation

Galway City Council has started consulting on draft masterplans for two areas: South Park and Kingston Lands.

Galway City Council