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Irish round-up: Major office projects proposed for Dublin and Cork; Names of those hoarding land to be published on register

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 20 February-26 February, 2016

Major office projects proposed for Dublin and Cork

Ambitious proposals for significant new commercial developments have been unveiled for sites in Dublin and Cork.

The Planner

Donnybrook residents oppose €8m scheme

Residents of Dublin's upmarket Donnybrook area are up in arms about an €8 million redevelopment project being planned by UK property giant U+I, formerly known as Development Securities.

Irish Independent

Irish Planning Institute call on next government to review rural housing policy

Revising rural housing policy, new models for funding infrastructure to unlock land for housing, the new national planning framework, properly resourcing planning authorities and a free environmental advice service for the public should all be priorities for the next government, according to the Irish Planning Institute (IPI).

Irish Planning Institute

Group wants minister put in charge of state’s infrastructural strategy

Engineers Ireland has called for the establishment of a super junior ministry to oversee the state’s infrastructural needs.

Irish Times

Names of those hoarding land to be published on register

Dublin’s “land-hoarders”, who own vacant land in the city that could be used for housing, will have their names published on a new vacant sites register from next year.

Irish Times

Trinity's €52m Oisin House plan gets go-ahead

Trinity College has got the go-ahead for a €52 million student accommodation development on Dublin’s Pearse Street, but the project faces opposition from An Taisce – the national trust for Ireland.

Irish Independent

Go-ahead for student homes on Frawley’s site

UK firm Hattington Capital has secured planning permission for a €25 million student accommodation scheme for the site occupied by landmark Dublin store Frawley's for more than a century.

Irish Independent

Central figure in planning corruption probe dies at 92

George Redmond, the Dublin City official at the centre of a planning corruption controversy two decades ago, has died aged 92 after a short illness.

Irish Independent