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18/09/2020

Irish round-up: Affordable housing help; Rosslare coastal erosion funding; social housing economics favour councils

Ireland

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 12 September – 18 September 2020

More than 1,700 fast-track homes approved for Dublin, Drogheda and Ashdown

Five fast-track housing schemes totalling at least 1,700 new homes have been approved this week by An Bord Pleanála, with most earmarked for three sites in the capital.

The Planner

Affordable housing help

State-owned Home Building Finance Ireland has revealed that it has approved funding for 1,477 new homes in 29 developments this year across 16 counties with social housing projects accounting for one in three of the new homes.

Irish Independent

Lusk Lidl

An Bord Pleanála has given the thumbs up for a new €11 million Lidl store in the North County Dublin town of Lusk.

Irish Independent

Statkraft acquires five solar farms

Norwegian energy firm Statkraft has paid more than €10 million to acquire rights to five solar farm projects in Cork, Laois, Meath and Tipperary previously owned by UK firm Lightsource, which is controlled by BP.

Irish Examiner

Social housing economics favours councils

Local authorities can build homes for considerably less than they are paying private developers for social housing, show figures published by the Department of Housing.

Irish Times

Rosslare coastal erosion funding

The government has confirmed funding of €7 million for a scheme to save the coastline in the Rosslare area of County Wexford from erosion. 

Irish Government

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