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Ireland round-up: Go-head for 1,700 new homes on Dublin City Council sites; Dalkey residents to fight ‘Costa del Sol’ style development

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 7 January-13 January, 2017

Go-head for 1,700 new homes on Dublin City Council sites

Proposals to build almost 1,700 homes on three sites owned by Dublin City Council have been approved by councillors.

The Planner

Dalkey residents to fight ‘Costa del Sol’ style development

A major campaign is under way to stop what has been described as a ‘Costa del Sol’ style development at Bulloch Harbour in Dalkey, south Dublin.

The Irish Times

Irish Water reservoir upgrade appealed to An Bord Pleanála

Irish Water’s €200 million planned upgrade of the Vartry reservoir, which supplies more than 200,000 in north Wicklow and south Dublin, will “destroy” the Vartry river, objectors to the scheme have said after appealing the decision by Wicklow County Council to approve the project.

The Irish Times

Plans revealed for multimillion euro apartments complex in Dublin

Northern Ireland-based Padraig Drayne is planning to build a block of 23 luxury flats in the Dublin suburb of Malahide, it has emerged.

Irish Independent

Paddy McKillen Jr docklands hotel gets go-ahead

Property developers Paddy McKillen Jr and Matt Ryan have been given the green light by Dublin City Council to proceed with proposals for a new hotel development in the heart of Dublin's docklands.

Irish Independent

Council rejects proposal to plant trees over 'possible litigation' due to falling fruit

Kerry County Council has backed off planting fruit trees in the county because of concern over “possible litigation” due to fruit falling on roads and footpaths.

Irish Independent

Galway City Development Plan 2017-2023 ‘made’

Galway City Council has said it has officially made the city’s development plan, which covers the period up to 2023.

Galway City Council