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Ireland round-up: Irish offshore wind farm scheme makes progress; Go-ahead for Rathmines co-living

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 8 February-14 February, 2020

Irish offshore wind farm scheme makes progress

Proposals by Norwegian energy company Statkraft for a 40-turbine wind farm in the Irish Sea advanced this week.

The Planner

Go-ahead for Rathmines co-living

Dublin City Council has approved a planning application from Blondie Issuer DAC for a 97-bedroom shared ‘co-living’ apartment block at Rathmines.

Irish Times

Capital hotel boom

More than 15,000 new hotel rooms are being planned for the capital over the next three to five years, almost doubling the city’s current capacity according to analysis seen by the Irish Times.

Irish Times

Solar farm drive

Renewables company Elgin Energy has unveiled proposals to spend up to €400 million developing solar farms in Ireland over the next five years to deliver 500 megawatts of capacity by the mid-2020s.

Irish Independent

Galway ring road triggers opposition

An Bord Pleanála has received more than 300 objections over a proposed €600 million ring road around Galway city.

Irish Times

Green light for flats on Donnybrook Magdalene Laundry site

An Bord Pleanála has approved Pembroke Partnership plans for 44 flats in three to four-storey blocks on the Magdalene Laundry site in Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Irish Times

Dublin office scheme refusal appealed

Ternary Ltd has appealed to An Bord Pleanála over the rejection of the developer’s proposals to demolish a group of historic buildings in Dublin city centre to make way for an office scheme.

Irish Independent

Academic says objectors aren’t all Nimbys

Architect and University College Dublin academic Orla Hegarty has argued that residents who object to the building of large housing estates in small, underdeveloped towns on the periphery of the capital were justified and should not be dismissed as Nimby objectors.

Irish Independent

Flats approved on Dublin 4

Dublin City Council has approved a six-storey flats complex providing 63 new homes on the former Gowan Motors site on Merrion Road in Dublin 4.

Irish Independent