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Ireland round-up: RTPI Ireland publishes its manifesto; Major expansion of west Dublin shopping centre mooted

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 6 February-12 February

RTPI Ireland publishes its manifesto

RTPI Ireland has published its manifesto for the 2016 general election. 

The Planner

Major expansion of west Dublin shopping centre mooted

US property firm Hines has applied for planning permission to build a huge expansion of its Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in west Dublin.

The Planner

RTPI publishes updated Code of Conduct

The RTPI has published an updated Code of Conduct, which has already come into effect.

The Planner

Sharp fall in number of new homes built in capital

House building has dropped by more than 60 per cent in some parts of the capital as new figures show a slight rise in the number of homes completed across the country.

Irish Independent

Major pedestrian and cycle plaza plan for Dublin’s College Green

Dublin’s College Green is to be transformed into a major pedestrian plaza stretching the full width of the street in front of Bank of Ireland, under new plans from Dublin City Council.

Irish Times

Most new Dublin homes will be apartments, figures show

More than 1,000 homes are currently under construction in Dublin, three-quarters of which are apartments, according to new figures from Dublin City Council.

Irish Times

Bord Pleanála orders retention of ‘ugly’ Irish Catholic sign

A Dublin hostel’s application to replace a “mundane and ugly” Irish Catholic sign on the façade of the building with the word “Paddywagon” has been rejected by An Bord Pleanála.

Irish Times

Cairn to build 300 homes in Cherrywood after Hines deal

Irish house builder Cairn Homes has reached an agreement with the US property investment firm Hines to purchase sites at Cherrywood, Dublin, for €21.5 million where some 300 new homes could be provided.

Irish Times

Infrastructure manual consultation launched (pdf)

An Bord Pleanála has started consulting on its review of its manual setting out permit granting procedures for key energy infrastructure projects identified by the EC as vital to an integrated EU-wide energy market.

An Bord Pleanála