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Ireland round-up: High and mighty housing scheme proposed for central Dublin; Line-up of flood relief schemes delayed

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 12 October-18 October, 2019

High and mighty housing scheme proposed for central Dublin

Property giant Ballymore Group has confirmed to The Planner that it has submitted a fast-track planning application this week to An Bord Pleanála for a development of more than 700 build-to-rent flats in a complex that would form the capital’s tallest building.

The Planner

RTPI announces winner of learning partner award

The City of Edinburgh Council has won the RTPI’s Learning Partner Award for 2019

The Planner

Line-up of flood relief schemes delayed

Nearly a third of the government's major flood relief schemes are delayed, with some projects already three years behind schedule, according to analysis highlighted by the Irish Independent.

Irish Independent

Land Development Agency gets the third degree

The state’s new Land Development Agency risks engaging in “speculative development” and the “privatisation of public assets”, an Oireachtas committee was warned this week. Academics and housing sector witnesses voiced concern about the entity’s governance and social housing targets and argued strongly that it should not be shielded from Freedom of Information laws, as currently proposed by ministers.

Irish Times

Giant offshore wind farm makes progress

An Irish-German partnership between German energy giant Innogy and Irish company Saorgus has moved a step closer to building a €1.5 billion wind farm dubbed the Dublin Array off the east coast. It has now applied for a foreshore licence to complete environmental surveys for the project.

Irish Times

Google rooftop pitch approved

Google has secured approval from the city council for a rooftop sports pitch as part of its new development on the site of the former Boland's Mill near the Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, despite opposition from residents.

Irish Independent

Wind provides 27 per cent of power supply

Wind farms provided 27 per cent of Ireland's electricity supply in the second quarter of this year, according to the Irish Wind Energy Association.

Irish Independent

Go-ahead for Cork events centre

Cork City Council has approved an €80 million events centre on the site of the former Beamish & Crawford brewery in the city centre.

Irish Times

Further Raheny development proposed

The developer behind controversial plans for 536 houses and apartments beside St Anne’s Park in Raheny has lodged a fresh application for more than 650 flats on the site.

Irish Times

Dublin docklands office block upheld

An Bord Pleanála has upheld Dublin City Council's decision to grant planning permission for the 10-storey office scheme in the Silicon Docks area of the capital, proposed by developer Bartra following an appeal.

Irish Independent

Appeal lodged over capital’s Pearse Street project

The owners of the Savoy Cinema have appealed against Dublin City Council’s decision to grant planning for a mixed-use scheme, which includes a 500-seater entertainment venue for a site near Dublin’s Pearse Street.

Irish Times