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18/06/2015

Ireland round-up: Second reading for flagship Urban Regeneration & Housing Bill, plea to save ruined Yeats house

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 13 June-19 June, 2015

Second reading for flagship Urban Regeneration & Housing Bill

The government’s flagship Urban Regeneration & Housing Bill, which proposes changes to the affordable homes regime and introduces a vacant site levy scheme, had its second reading in the Dail this week and will now be considered by a parliamentary sub-committee.

The Planner

The three small words that require planning permission 

A row has broken out over three small words on a sign advertising a restaurant that require, it seems, planning permission

Independent

Plea to save ruined Yeats house

A cousin of William Butler Yeats has said the family would welcome any initiative to restore a historic house where the famous poet spent his childhood summers.

Independent

Clerys still selling €100 vouchers on its website - despite liquidation

Any changes to Dublin’s iconic Clerys department store, which has just closed, will be decided by planning authorities. But experts say dozens of international retailers are eyeing space in the building.

Independent

Minister Alan Kelly launches public consultation on Significant Water Management Issues in Ireland (SWMI)

Environment minister Alan Kelly has launched a public consultation on the key water management issues to be covered in the second round of river basin management plans.

Environment, Community and Local Government

Young Planners' Conference 2015 tickets on sale

This year's event, on the theme of 'Planning for successul places' will take place in Southampton from 9-10 October.

RTPI

Seven experts contribute to RTPI publication on devolution

Following the RTPI’s Symposium on Governance in April, a range of critical perspectives have been compiled in Critical Perspectives On Devolved Governance to encourage continued discussion on governance issues.

RTPI

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