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Ireland round-up: Dublin docklands tower back in the frame; Donabate station homes plan runs into opposition

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 4 April-10 April, 2020

Dublin docklands tower back in the frame

The planning and legal saga surrounding developer Johnny Ronan’s bid to build a 13-storey tower next to Salesforce’s Dublin docklands headquarters has taken yet another turn.

The Planner

Donabate station homes plan runs into opposition

A fast-track proposal for three blocks of flats providing 144 new homes on a site to the west of Donabate railway station has run into local political opposition.

Irish Independent

Nama sticks to deadline for Ringsend development bids

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has told developers that it is sticking with the 20 April deadline for final bids for the development of the 15-hectare former Irish Glass Bottle site on the south bank of the River Liffey at Ringsend, Dublin.

Irish Times

Capital pub seating area proposals rejected 

An Bord Pleanála has upheld Dublin City Council’s refusal for an outdoor seating area for a popular city centre pub because of the danger it posed to people using a nearby Luas stop.

Irish Herald

Fear of major scheme delays voiced

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland has warned that major building projects could take up to two years to get up and running after the Covid-19 pandemic unless the government learns lessons from the last financial crash.

Irish Times

ABP publishes council appeals deadlines

An Bord Pleanála has published a calendar of the final dates for making a planning appeal over decisions made by local councils during the period 2-27 March.

An Bord Pleanála