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Ireland round-up: Striking new landmark building wins University College Dublin competition; Bord backlog delays key capital schemes

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 4 August-August 10, 2018

Striking new landmark building wins University College Dublin competition
The capital looks set for a striking new landmark now that University College Dublin (UCD) has announced the winning scheme for its proposed new Centre for Creative Design.

The Planner 

Bord backlog delays key capital schemes

Two of the most significant development projects planned for Dublin – the College Green scheme and plans for 3,000 new homes on the Poolbeg peninsula – are facing lengthy delays because of a severe backlog of cases before An Bord Pleanála.

Irish Times

Broadband roll-out makes waves

Enet is to forge ahead with a plan to build out a state-subsidised rural broadband network under the National Broadband Plan without a new partner to replace the energy utility company SSE, which quit the consortium recently.

Irish Independent

Dublin incinerator plans higher burn-up

The operators of Dublin’s Poolbeg incinerator have confirmed that they will seek permission later this year from An Bord Pleanála to burn an additional 90,000 tonnes of waste annually at the plant.

Irish Times

West Cork quay development contract

Agriculture minister Michael Creed has welcomed the signing of a contract for a €23.5 million quay development project on Dinish Island, Castletownbere in West Cork.

Irish Government

Engineers say gas terminal needed to guarantee energy security

Ireland needs to build a terminal for importing liquid natural gas among other measures to guarantee future energy security, a report from the Irish Academy of engineering has warned.

Irish Times

Greater Dublin social homes deal

The contract to build more than 500 social homes on six sites across the greater Dublin area, first announced four years ago, will be awarded within weeks, the Department of Housing has confirmed.

Irish Times

Lidl powers up charging points

Lidl is to introduce electric car-charging points at its new stores and across major store refurbishment projects.

Irish Independent