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Ireland round-up: Irish Government publishes water services policy statement; More time for north Dublin housing development

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 19 May-25 May, 2018

Stromness regeneration plan wins top RTPI award

The regeneration of Stromness has won the RTPI’s Silver Jubilee Cup at the 2018 Awards for Planning Excellence.

The Planner

Irish Government publishes water services policy statement 

The Irish Government has launched a water services policy statement that is designed to give a clear direction to strategic planning and decision-making on water and wastewater services in Ireland.

The Planner

Cork offices scheme

Developer John Cleary’s JCD Group has confirmed its intention to develop 23,225 square metres of offices on a 0.725-hectare site at Penrose Quay in Cork city's docklands.

Irish Independent

More time for north Dublin housing development

Park Development, a company controlled by the family of controversial businessman Jim Kennedy, has been given a five-year extension on its planning permission for nearly 400 homes on a key north Dublin site after blaming financing and economic difficulties for delays.

Irish Independent

Revamp for historic capital fruit and veg market

A €3 million redevelopment of the capital’s Victorian fruit and vegetable market as a continental-style food market is finally to go ahead, more than 16 years after it was first proposed.

Irish Times

Rail line flooding demand

State agencies questioned in an Oireachtas joint-committee about continued flooding on the Galway-Limerick railway line have been urged to find a solution to it.

Irish Times

Cherrywood school move

Proposals have been submitted for the first school in the new south Dublin town of Cherrywood, where almost 8,000 homes are due to be built over the next decade.

Irish Times

Capital car commuting down

Fewer than 30 per cent of trips made into the Dublin during the morning peak are by car, a record low, according to latest official figures.

Irish Independent

More marine protection areas urged

A motion calling on the government to meet its international obligations by designating extensive coastal areas and seas around Ireland as ‘marine protected areas’ went before the Seanad this week.

Irish Times

Brussels warns of climate change inaction penalties

The European Commission has issued its starkest warning yet of economic penalties facing the administration over lack of progress in decarbonising Irish society and in adopting renewable energy.

Irish Times

Dublin’s derelict sites charted

The old motor tax office, the former headquarters of Independent Newspapers and the derelict City Arts Centre are among almost 100 properties on Dublin city’s Register of Vacant Sites.

Irish Times