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Ireland round-up: Huge onshore wind farm blocked by An Bord Pleanála; Cork council seeks €80m for housing infrastructure

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 15 October-21 October, 2016

Huge onshore wind farm blocked by An Bord Pleanála

An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for Element Power Ireland’s proposed 47-turbine Maighne wind farm.

The Planner

Young Planners' Conference round-up

Read our selection of stories touching on some of the key issues and highlights from this year's Young Planners’ Conference held in Belfast on 14-15 October.

The Planner

Habitat III: Built environment groups launch advisory group for humanitarian action

The RTPI, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Institution of Structural Engineers have joined together to form the UK’s first advisory group on built environment issues within a global humanitarian context.

The Planner

Noonan’s measure has led to hoarding of land

Measures introduced four years ago to encourage property transactions in the depths of the recession have led to land being hoarded, it has emerged.

Irish Independent

Cork council seeks €80m for housing infrastructure

Cork County Council has applied for almost €80 million in infrastructure funding from the government which could allow for the building of more than 18,000 homes.

Irish Times

Eight months for ‘rapid build’ homes, says Dublin City Council 

Construction has begun on a second batch of “rapid build” modular homes for families living in hotels, but Dublin City Council has conceded that they will take eight months to finish.

Irish Times

Government set for Help-To-Buy scheme U-turn

The government looks set to significantly cut the upper threshold on its controversial first-time buyers' package after it was labelled a "mansion grant" by Fianna Fáil.

Irish Independent

Dublin Airport set to get third hotel in major investment plan

Dublin Airport is to get its third hotel, with the owners of the Radisson Blu there planning the multi-million-euro construction of a new seven-storey, standalone venue on the site.

Irish Independent

‘Unnecessary deaths’ caused by low spend on cycling infrastructure 

A UN report has claimed that ‘unnecessary deaths’ are caused by Ireland’s low spending on cycling infrastructure

Irish Times

Planning statistics published

An Bord Pleanála has published its latest quarterly planning casework statistics.

An Bord Pleanála