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Ireland round-up: Dublin’s College Green Plaza project goes back to the drawing board; Pump storage plant backing

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 1 December-7 December, 2018

Dublin’s College Green Plaza project goes back to the drawing board

Dublin City Council has confirmed to The Planner that it will submit new proposals for the College Green Plaza in the new year.

The Planner

George Pepler international award open for entries

The George Pepler international award, organised by the RTPI, is a bursary granted biennially to a person in their first ten years of post-qualification experience wishing to undertake a short period of study on a particular aspect of spatial planning. Entries are now open.


Pump storage plant backing

A proposal to build a large pump-storage hydro-electric plant in the Silvermines mountains in North Tipperary has received a significant boost after the €650 million project was included in a strategic plan to develop Europe’s power grid over the next decade.

Irish Times

Meath cycle route wrangle

Opposition is building against plans to fell 22 trees and demolish and relocate 300 metres of old stone walls near the 15th-century Athlumney Castle, part of a national monument complex threatened by plans for a greenway cycling route in County Meath.

Irish Independent

Dublin 4 development

Bartra Capital has been given the green light by An Bord Pleanála to demolish a guesthouse on one of the country's most exclusive roads in Dublin 4 to build a luxury flat development in its place.

Irish Independent

Limerick gets to grip with dereliction

Limerick City and County Council has stepped up its drive to tackle dereliction by announcing plans to compulsorily acquire eight derelict properties.

Limerick City and County Council

EIB to lend to private developers to build houses

Two projects have been identified –  in Dublin and Cork – in a ground-breaking initiative which will see the European Investment Bank lending to private developers who will build houses, and then lease them out as social housing for 30 years.

Irish Independent