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Ireland round-up: Lack of council planning professionals, protest at An Bord Pleanála HQ

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 17 April-24 April, 2015

IPI vexed by lack of council planning professionals

The Irish Planning Institute has echoed concern voiced by the RTPI last year that local authority planning departments need to be better-resourced and that a drop in the number of local authority planners will cause planning delays and could hinder economic recovery.

The Planner

Locals attend protest at An Bord Pleanála

An Bord Pleanála’s Dublin headquarters was the focus of protests from anti-pylon and anti-wind campaigners who have questioned the organisation’s impartiality and voiced concern over the way it determines energy projects.


Notice of Making of the Cork City Development Plan

The Cork City Development Plan 2015-2021 has been formally ‘made’ and came into effect this week.

Cork City Council

City council signs off on €450m new docklands developments

Dublin City Council has given planning permission for a development of 18,000 sq m of office space and 100 flats at 5 Hanover Quay in the city’s docklands area.