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24/01/2020

Ireland round-up: Galway redevelopment could yield 1,000 new homes; Green light for Wexford private hospital

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 18 January-24 January, 2020

Galway redevelopment could yield 1,000 new homes

A major redevelopment initiative announced this week could see 1,000 homes built north of Galway city centre as part of a new sustainable neighbourhood.

The Planner

Nominate your Women of Influence for 2020

Who are the women working in and around planning who you think are having a positive impact on individual planners, on planning policy and on the broader planning process? We want to know for our Women of Influence list 2020.

The Planner

Sue Manns: Planning profession must be more diverse

Work to ensure the planning profession becomes 'truly' reflective of society must continue, the new president of the RTPI, Sue Manns, has said in her inaugural speech.

The Planner

RTPI’s new corporate strategy prioritises the climate

The RTPI has launched its new 10-year corporate strategy, which puts climate action at the heart of its activities.

The Planner

Green light for Wexford private hospital

Wexford County Council has granted planning permission to Slaney Clinic Ltd for a €40 million private hospital at Carricklawn on the outskirts of Wexford next to the Wexford General Hospital.

Irish Independent

Shannon LNG terminal branded a white elephant

The Shannon Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project is not needed to secure gas supplies to Ireland and would be a waste of public money, according to analysis for the European Climate Foundation.

Irish Independent

Go-ahead for Ardmore Studios expansion

Ardmore Studios, home to hit movies and TV series including Penny Dreadful and Braveheart, has received conditional approval from Wicklow County Council to expand its premises in Bray.

Irish Independent

Iveagh Markets stand-off

An application from Temple Bar hotelier Martin Keane to redevelop the historic Iveagh Markets in the Liberties area of the capital has been declared invalid by the city council.

Irish Times

Dublin Magdalene laundry initiative

Dublin city councillors have voted in favour of proposals to turn the former Magdalene laundry building on Sean McDermott Street into a centre for third-level education. It will also provide social housing units for older people and a memorial in memory of victims and survivors of Ireland’s institutional homes.

Irish Times

Residential scheme approved in County Wicklow

An Bord Pleanála has given fast-track approval to Cairn Homes for a residential scheme of 245 houses and 181 flats near Greystones in County Wicklow.

Irish Times

Dublin council objects to fast-track application

Dublin City Council has written to An Bord Pleanála objecting to developer Crevkav’s fast-track application for 650 flats earmarked for former playing fields beside St Anne’s Park in Raheny, Dublin.

Irish Times

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