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# An Bord Pleanála

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# Not Lovin' It
Locals in this Wicklow town are getting together to stop a new McDonald's - again
McDonald’s says they’ll bring 60 jobs and €2 million with them.
# national facility
Building of new Central Mental Hospital in Portrane may begin next year
Planning permission for the project could be decided upon in the first half of next year.
# Tipperary
Turbines taller than Spire get green light despite fears over environmental impact
Planning permission had previously been refused due to concerns over the site’s impact on a protected bird species and local bogs.
# Dublin
Council welcomes approval of new planning scheme for Grand Canal Dock
The Lord Mayor said that there is an “urgent need” for offices in the city centre.
# Saved
Kilkenny 'heritage houses' are not Medieval, but the council are still going to keep them
Two archaeological reports were carried out on the houses which are near a road development.
# Planning
An Taisce criticises planning body's decision on drive-through fast food outlets
An Taisce slammed An Bórd Pleanala’s decision to approve drive-through fast food restaurants in the historic Boyne Valley area.
# Environment
Inishowen residents take 24-year wastewater plant dispute to Europe
Plans to build a wastewater plant on the Foyle estuary have been opposed by Donegal locals since 1989.
# Green Energy
Permission refused for Offaly wind farm
An Bord Pleanála said the ten 110 metre wind turbines at Cloghan would injure the visual amenities of the area.
# trailer
Parked mobile advertisements require planning permission, says planning board
The ruling by An Bord Pleanála involved a trailer bearing a double-sided 1.8 metre high advisement.
# Eirgrid
Committee will be asked to reject appointment of John O'Connor as Eirgrid chairman
After government TDs and Senators declined to support O’Connor yesterday they will now be asked to formally reject his appointment next week.
# Pylons
'I wouldn't like to live close to a pylon, but who would?' - Incoming Eirgrid chair
John O’Connor also “refuted emphatically” that he would have a conflict of interest in his new position having previously been the chairman of An Bord Pleanála.
# Eirgrid
Incoming Eirgrid chairman faces TDs and Senators amid ongoing pylons controversy
One senator has already said he will oppose the appointment of John O’Connor as the chairman of the the body responsible for the development and maintenance of the State’s electricity grid.
# Labour Pains
'A gross error of judgement': Labour senator has "no confidence" in Rabbitte after Eirgrid appointment
John Whelan’s criticism of Pat Rabbitte follows the appointment of John O’Connor as chairman of Eirgrid.
# Laois Kilkenny
Electricity project to be scrutinised at An Bord Pleanála hearings today
Hearings in Laois today are seen as a key test case for EirGrid’s Grid 25 project to update Ireland’s electricity infrastructure.
# Jobs
Kildare Village outlet expansion to create 380 retail jobs
The development will also create 120 construction jobs.
# Planning
ECJ ruling casts doubt on planning permission for Galway bypass
The EU’s top court hands a major boost to opponents to the N6 bypass around Galway, ahead of a final Supreme Court ruling.
# Liberty Hall
Liberty Hall: SIPTU disappointed at planning refusal, while An Taisce seeks review
SIPTU is left disappointed as An Bord Pleanála turns down an application to rebuild Liberty Hall – while An Taisce says reviews are needed.
# Planning
An Bord Pleanála refuses permission for new 23-storey Liberty Hall
The planning authority says the proposed multistorey would be “unacceptably dominant in the city”.
# Building Bridges
New bridge linking Louth and Down gets planning permission
The 660 metre bridge will cost in the region of €18 million. It’s hoped, however, that the majority of this money can be obtained from the EU.
# luas link
Luas line link project approved
New line will connect the red and green lines in Dublin city and run to the new DIT campus at Grangegorman.
# Achillhenge
'Achill-Henge' can be demolished says High Court
‘Anglo-avenger’ who built the structure must now demolish it.
# Lovin' it
Must close at midnight: no 3am Big Macs in McDonald's in Temple Bar
McDonald’s must also submit the materials it plans to use on the building in Temple Bar Square in Dublin, and promise to maintain the current vaulted ceilings.
# Lovin' it
McDonald's welcomes green light for Temple Bar restaurant
An Bord Pleanála has said ‘I’m lovin’ it’ to plans for the golden arches in Temple Bar, but An Taisce says it’s not welcome
Approval granted for DIT's Grangegorman development
Project will bring together 20,000 students and staff and the dozens of different DIT colleges together on one campus.
# An Bord Pleanála
Minister satisfied State boards appointment process is "fair and transparent"
Deputy Jan O’Sullivan made the comments in response to a question from Deputy Mick Wallace. His question came after a report found that there are issues regarding transparency in appointments to State boards.
# Children's Hospital
Details of redesign for National Children's Hospital announced
The new plans suggest the hospital should be built on the Mater site but that the height of the complex should be reduced to six storeys to comply with requirements.
# Athlone
An Bord Pleanála gives go-ahead for Chinese trading hub in Athlone
Phase-one of a five stage project has been given the go-ahead with a trading hub that would span across one million square metres eventually set to be constructed.
# Planning
Planning Institute: 'Do we have too many planning authorities?'
The question was posed by the president of the Irish Planning Institute this morning, who also said that any reform in the planning system needs to be matched by political reform.
# Planning
‘Serial planning objector’ appointed to An Bord Pleanála
Questions raised over impartiality of new board member due to past planning appeals but Environment Minister Phil Hogan is “happy” with the appointment of Greenstar founder director Dr Gabriel Dennison.
# An Taisce
An Taisce says it saved State from €752m in impaired loans
The National Heritage body said its successful appeals against unsustainable planning applications over the past decade have saved the State between €505 – €752 million.
# Children's Hospital
Hospitals in new push backing Mater site for National Children's Hospital
The Sisters of Mercy have reportedly offered to hand over the existing Mater hospital building to the State.
# Road to Nowhere
Senator calls for judicial review of Slane bypass decision
Thomas Byrne has criticised the decision of An Bord Pleanála today.
# Road to Nowhere
Slane bypass plans rejected by An Bord Pleanála
An Bord Pleanála said that the bypass would have ben too close to the Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Boyne Valley.
# Children's Hospital
National Children's Hospital review group to report within 56 days
The group’s terms of reference were agreed at Cabinet this morning as the Health Minister underlined the importance that the project get underway as soon as possible.
# Hospital
Ministers to discuss terms of reference for children's hospital review
This morning’s cabinet meeting will discuss the terms of reference for a group to examine future plans for the hospital.
# Children's Hospital
Reilly: delay to hospital construction will be made up 'very quickly'
James Reilly told an Oireachtas committee that the Government remains 100 per cent committed to the National Children’s Hospital.
# Children's Hospital
Poll: Where should the new National Children's Hospital be built?
Planning permission has been refused for the plans on the Mater site. Should we build in the capital, or on an outer greenfield site?
# Children's Hospital
Planning board refuses permission for new National Children's Hospital
An Bord Pleanála said that the planned hospital would have had a “profound negative impact” on the Dublin city skyline.
# Luas BXD
An Bord Pleanála raises concerns over Luas connector
Planners said the long-planned link-up could have to be dismantled if other major construction projects go ahead.