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Ireland round-up: Major urban regeneration scheme mooted for west Dublin; Limerick urban scheme out for consultation

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 18 Spetember-24 September, 2021

Major urban regeneration scheme mooted for west Dublin

A public consultation process is under way over a large urban regeneration initiative earmarked for the western edge of Dublin city centre, which aims to provide 40,000 homes and 75,000 jobs.

The Planner

Limerick urban scheme out for consultation

The Land Development Agency has launched a public consultation on proposals for a large urban development in Limerick city known as the Colbert Station Quarter project, which is set to deliver 2,800 homes in addition to commercial floor space, public realm, and sustainable transport options. The scheme will involve the transfer of state lands to the agency.

Land Development Agency

Capital fast-track developments

An Bord Pleanála has given permission for two fast-track schemes in the capital: a €235 million, 590-unit build-to-rent flats complex for a site to the south of the Charlestown shopping centre in north Dublin and separately, a project providing 114 build-to-rent flats at Woodstown, Dublin 16. Local politicians and residents opposed both proposals.

Irish Times

Big pharma for Blanchardstown

AstraZeneca has unveiled proposals for a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility at the Alexion Campus in College Park, which is located in the outer Dublin suburb of Blanchardstown.

Insider Media

Galway power plant project

The mainly Czech owner of the Tynagh combined cycle gas turbine power station in Loughrea, County Galway has revealed proposals for a 299-megawatt gas-fuelled power station at the site.

Irish Independent

County Donegal turbine talks

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Orsted and state forestry body Coillte have started talks with An Bord Pleanála about plans for a 23-turbine wind farm at Cloghercor in County Donegal with the potential to produce up to 140 megawatts of power.

Irish Independent

Wind law pressure

Wind energy companies are pushing for amendments to the maritime area planning bill, which would allow for design flexibility and ease the passage of offshore wind farms through the planning regime.

Irish Independent

Sandyford care home wrangle

Seventy residents of the Beacon One flats complex have lodged objections to plans by the Denis O’Brien-controlled Beacon Hospital for an eight-storey 70 care-bed extension at Sandyford, Dublin.

Irish Times

Greystones house row

Locals are concerned about former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick’s plan for a new house near Greystones which Wicklow County Council is being urged to refuse.

Irish Independent

State land bodies merger

A new state land organisation that will merge the Valuation Office, Property Registration Authority and Ordnance Survey Ireland will work more efficiently than its predecessors to provide accessible information on property and land ownership, an Oireachtas committee has heard. The merger would help the work of the Land Development Agency, the committee was told.

Irish Times

Dundalk house refusal

An Bord Pleanála has upheld the decision of Louth County Council to refuse permission for a single-storey split-level dwelling  and wastewater treatment project at Jenkinstown, Dundalk, on the Cooley Peninsula.

Irish Independent

Set-back for Cork GAA scheme

Cork GAA has been dealt a blow by Cork City Council, which has refused planning permission for a series of works around its Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium including two new car parks, a museum, exhibition space, and a visitor experience centre.

Irish Independent

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