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22/03/2019

Ireland round-up: Public hearing under way into Dublin’s new sewage treatment works; Go-ahead for huge car distribution hub for capital

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 16 March-22 March, 2019

Public hearing under way into Dublin’s new sewage treatment works 

The public hearing organised by An Bord Pleanála into plans for what would be the country’s second-largest sewage treatment works got under way this week at a hotel in the capital.

The Planner

Go-ahead for huge car distribution hub for capital

The Killeen Group has been given the go-ahead by Fingal County Council for a huge car distribution hub on 13 hectares of land it acquired at Dublin Airport.

Irish Independent

Green light for Dublin hotel near Twitter HQ

The O’Callaghan hotel group has secured planning for an eight-storey, 158-bedroom hotel on a site in Cumberland Street beside Twitter’s HQ in Dublin 2 despite local opposition.

Irish Independent

Almost 40% of social houses listed as ‘built’ were bought

Nearly 40 per cent of social homes listed by the Department of Housing as ‘built’ by local authorities last year were new homes purchased from developers, new figures show.

Irish Times

Floating wind turbine test given €30m EU funding

An experimental floating wind turbine project off the west coast has received more than €3 million in EU funding.

Irish Independent

Backing for higher taxes to help make housing affordable

Most Irish people believe the government should make housing more affordable even if it means raising taxes, a survey by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found.

Irish Times

Groundbreaking social housing PPP signed off

Ministers have signed off the state’s first public private project (PPP) for social housing after awarding a €120 million contract to Macquarie Capital for 534 new homes at six sites across five local authorities in the greater Dublin region. The initiative involves, for the first time, the European Investment Bank.

Irish Government

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