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Ireland round-up: Green light for Waterford city centre retail scheme; Hammerson advances plans for Dundrum growth

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 18 February-24 February, 2017

Green light for Waterford city centre retail scheme

A new shopping development in the centre of Waterford city has been approved by An Bord Pleanála.

The Planner

The EIA Regulations are changing – what does this mean for you?

What do you need to know about the forthcoming revised EIA regulations and how the stages of the development planning project process are likely to be affected? That's the topic of the latest webinar from The Planner.

The Planner

RTPI’s Planning Horizons launched in Hungarian 

The RTPI’s forward-thinking, long-term policy series – Planning Horizons – was launched in the Hungarian language today (24 February) at a conference in Budapest.


CIE to press ahead with major IFSC development

CIE is kick-starting its huge development beside Connolly Station in Dublin, which will include a 110-bedroom hotel, apartments and office space.

Irish Independent 

Hammerson advances plans for Dundrum growth

UK property giant Hammerson is ploughing ahead with plans for a mixed-use development beside Dundrum Town Centre in Dublin after finalising the acquisition last summer of a 50 per cent stake in the premises.

Irish Independent

Coveney plans to put 800 vacant homes into use

A state scheme that offers owners of vacant properties upfront payments to bring them back into use is to be rolled out nationwide.

Irish Independent

Coveney publishes social housing document

Housing and planning minister Simon Coveney has published a document listing the status of social housing schemes nationwide.

Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government

Consultation on Limerick future (pdf)

The public is being consulted on the future direction of the historic city of Limerick.

Limerick City and County Council

Dublin Port denies masterplan makes case for eastern bypass

Dublin Port Company has denied that its revised masterplan will expedite construction of an eastern bypass across Sandymount Strand.

Irish Times

Kingspan boss calls for high-rises to be allowed in capital

The chief executive of Cavan insulation giant Kingspan, Gene Murtagh, has added his voice to the chorus of support for the construction of high-rise buildings including offices in Dublin in order to make better use of land.

Irish Independent

Scaled-down rock wall for Doonbeg golf links attracts more objections

More objections have been lodged against the new scaled-down rock barrier planned for Trump’s Doonbeg golf links resort in west Clare than were made against the much larger 200,000-tonne barrier plan proposed last year.

Irish Times

Poolbeg incinerator to fire up after 20 years of opposition

Next month, twenty years after it was first proposed, and a decade since it was granted planning permission, the Poolbeg energy-from-waste facility in Dublin will start burning waste.

Irish Times

Record cycling numbers in Dublin

A record 12,000 cyclists a day commuted to Dublin city last year, according to council statistics.

Irish Times

Councillors furious as extra bus lanes decision bypasses them

City councillors have expressed concern about the congestion a plan that will see private cars forced out of a section of Dublin’s quays might cause.

Irish Independent