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Ireland round-up: House completion rates; row erupts over oyster farm

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 1 August-7 August, 2015

Surge in house completion rates masks underlying problems, warns industry

Latest official figures on house completions indicate an increase of 16 per cent on the previous year. But analysis of this apparent surge in building activity suggests it is happening in the wrong areas and is well below the rate needed to meet demand.

The Planner

RTPI holds consultation on code of conduct

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is holding a consultation on the RTPI Code of Conduct and Complaints Procedures.

The Planner

Ministers Coffey and Kelly ease application of Building Control Regulations for single dwellings houses and extensions

Ministers at the Department of the Environment, Communities and Local Government have simplified the Building Control regime for single-dwelling houses and extensions.

Environment, Community and Local Government

County Donegal: Row erupts over oyster farm at beach beauty spot

An oyster farm at a renowned beauty spot in the Republic of Ireland is facing opposition from residents and beachgoers who say it is an eyesore.

BBC News 

New state-of the-art film studios for Limerick

Minister Heather Humphreys has welcomed the agreement to establish a state-of-the-art film and TV studios at the old Dell site in Limerick.

Irish Government News Service