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13/05/2016

Ireland round-up: New government commits to wide-ranging planning and housing reform agenda in Ireland; Two-thirds of NAMA units offered for social housing are declined

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 7 May-13 May, 2016

New government commits to wide-ranging planning and housing reform agenda in Ireland

Fine Gael’s Simon Coveney has been named as the minister leading the new minority government’s Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

The Planner

Government efforts to tackle poverty won’t succeed if it neglects ‘place poverty’ – RTPI

The RTPI has warned that many national and local policies are failing to reduce poverty because they ignore how well-planned local environments with good services and transport can help lift people out of poverty.

The Planner

Two-thirds of NAMA units offered for social housing are declined

Two-thirds of NAMA units being offered to local authorities for social housing are being turned down, the agency told a parliamentary committee this week.

Irish Independent

New NAMA sell-off may spark home construction

NAMA is to sell off loans tied to three developers in a move that could pave the way for a slew of house building at sites in Carrickmines and Sandyford in Dublin, and Bray in County Wicklow.

Irish Independent

18 acre Enniscorthy solar farm gets go-ahead from council

Wexford County Council has given the green light for a seven hectare solar farm just south of Enniscorthy.

Irish Independent

Advert screens to be erected in D4 as part of Dublin Bikes deal

Four commercial advertising screens, more than three metres wide and almost six metres tall, are to be erected in the south-east of Dublin as part of the Dublin Bikes arrangement.

Irish Times
 

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