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# Planning Permission

Yesterday
26th January 2023
# Planning Permission
Over 28,700 units of large developments are awaiting An Bord Pleanála permission
That’s according to a report from consultants Mitchell McDermott.
This week
22nd January 2023 - 27th January 2023
# mother-and-baby homes
Planning application denied for apartments on former Bessborough Mother and Baby Home site
Cork City Council admitted in June that it was unable to find the burial place of twin babies who apparently died in Bessborough.
This month
January 2023
# Damien English
Property questions take out another minister but this resignation is different to the Troy saga
English’s resignation is solely due to a 2008 planning application.
Fine Gael TD Damien English resigned his position as Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment today.
The Meath West TD resigned solely due to a 2008 planning application in which he failed to declare he owned a house.
Public scrutiny of politicians’ ownership of housing has ramped up in recent months following the controversy surrounding TD Robert Troy and his properties.
Fine Gael TD Damien English resigns as junior minister after reports about property ownership
A fortnight of apologies and clarifications that led to Robert Troy's resignation
Last year
2022
# bessborough
Planning permission sought for apartment buildings on site of former Mother and Baby Home
The burial place of 859 children who died at the Co Cork home is unknown.
# Judicial review
New court to deal with planning and environmental issues approved by Government
Justice Minister Helen McEntee received permission to establish the court from the Cabinet today.
# Dublin City Council
Concerns over Brent geese halt contentious 580 apartment scheme near St Anne's Park
Planning permission was refused on the sole grounds concerning the Brent Goose, which usually migrates here for the winter months.
# digital signage
Company behind controversial LED billboard to lower lighting this evening following complaints
At least one advertiser has pulled its ads due to the impact on residents.
# e-planning
Full transition to online planning system delayed until 2023
Last year, the Department of Housing said the system would be in place by June 2022.
# Courts
South Dublin Council ban on further data centres being challenged in High Court
The data centre operator claims the ban contravenes national and regional policy on data centres, was unreasonable and irrational.
# Trinity College
Trinity get go-ahead for 358 new student beds despite objections from local residents
Criticism of the location of the student accommodation has arisen, with residents saying it goes against the “spirit” of the local area.
# raheen
An Bord Pleanála gives green light to construction of 202 houses and 182 apartments in Limerick
The homes will be built close to Limerick city.
# dart+ west
Planning application for Dart+ West to be lodged 'later this summer'
Under Dart+ West, a new station would be built at Spencer Dock alongside a new access point to Connolly Station from Preston Street.
# Planning Permission
Landmark Quinn's pub building saved from Cork developer's wrecking ball
The appeals board refused planning permission, saying the building “makes a positive contribution to the streetscape character and identity of the area”.
# Investigation
Peat’s Sake: Leading company under EPA spotlight for potential unlicensed extraction
Noteworthy investigation reveals Klasmann-Deilmann Ireland is one of a dozen large-scale peat extractors currently being investigated by the environmental watchdog.
The Irish branch of peat giant Klasmann-Deilmann is being investigated by the EPA in relation to peat extraction in the Midlands, writes Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent
In June 2021, the EPA warned Klasmann it was of the view that the company was committing a serious and ongoing breach of EU environmental law
Almost a dozen other large-scale peat extractors are also under investigation by the environmental watchdog
# kevin street lower
Flats dubbed 'poor quality architecture' defended by senator in submission against LED billboard
The digital display would have an ‘adverse impact’ on residents, Dublin City Council said.
# Aldi
New Aldi supermarket for Finglas blocked over interference with Luas Green Line extension
The plans would have doubled the size of the existing supermarket and reduced the number of parking spaces.
# peat sake
Peat pressure: Industrial peat extraction in enforcement firing line
Historic problems revealed in crackdown on extraction without planning permission and EPA licensing.
Historic problems in enforcement of large-scale peat extraction in Ireland has led to the loss of precious bog, writes Niall Sargent
Noteworthy investigates the case of Harte Peat found to be operating in breach of EU law
12 other peat extractors are now also subject to ongoing EPA enforcement action
# Olympia threeatre
3Olympia may retain 'iconic' red exterior as Council rejects elements of planned changes to facade
The application sought to have the red exterior repainted grey as well as a new art deco arch built.
# development plan
'To hell with the countryside': Fears in Galway about impact of proposed cap on one-off housing
A new County Development Plan is set to come into effect during the summer.
# Pat Kenny
Pat Kenny calls on local council to refuse Bullock Harbour scheme over multiple concerns
The scheme seeks the demolition and clearance of the existing industrial single storey warehouses and sheds.
# peat extraction
EPA ‘kicked the stool’ from under peat company seeking extraction licence, High Court hears
Harte Peat Ltd is seeking to overturn the EPA’s refusal to examine its applications for a licence it made in 2019.
# beacon
Green light given for €75 million eight storey extension to Beacon Hospital
The scheme includes new A&E facilities and cancer care facilities.
# peat extraction
Unlicensed peat extraction causing ‘irreversible’ environmental damage, High Court told
Environmental Protection Agency is seeking an injunction against Harte Peat Ltd to halt peat extraction in Westmeath.
All time
# the cobblestone
Proposed hotel at site of Dublin's Cobblestone pub refused planning permission
The pub itself is a protected structure, and according to the planning application, it would be retained as part of any development.
# Explainer
A useful guide to Ireland's planning system and how to have your say on proposed developments
News of two developments brought the system into focus again this week.
# Dublin Central
Plan to regenerate O’Connell Street and Moore Street unveiled
UK property developer Hammerson submitted planning applications today.
# Cork
'Significant victory' for campaigners as planning permission for Bessborough apartments is refused
An Bord Pleanála said it is “not satisfied that the site was not previously used as, and does not contain, a children’s burial ground”.
# Cross Guns Bridge
Plan for 200 apartments in Phibsborough approved despite council opposition
Dublin City Council had recommended planning permission be refused on a number of grounds.
# Dún Laoghaire
Council recommends refusing Charlie Chawke's €186m Goat apartment plan
Minister for Tourism and Culture and local TD Catherine Martin has told the appeals board that she has “concerns in relation to this development”.
# Cork
'It's a children's burial ground': Expert claims map of Bessborough site is correct
Survivors have criticised plans to build apartments at the site of a former mother and baby institution.
# Cork
Survivors call plan to build apartments at Bessborough site 'an abhorrent act of desecration'
The developer has said it is “highly unlikely” the land in question is a burial site, but that this can’t be ruled out.
# a rollercoaster
Green light for €15.5m Tayto Park rollercoaster after two-year planning battle
There have been more than a few ups and downs in the saga.
# Charlie Chawke
Plans progress for almost 300 apartments and hotel on site of landmark 'Goat' pub in south Dublin
Publican Charlie Chawke said the development would be a “new beginning for Goatstown”.
# al fresco
Varadkar calls on councils to support plans for increased café seating ahead of 'outdoor summer'
Restaurants and cafes are calling for some leeway when it comes to applying for planning permission.
# new home
Everton granted planning permission for new 52,888-capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock
Liverpool City Council has approved the Premier League club’s application.
# An Bord Pleanála
Permission granted for two new schools in Sandymount despite local opposition
An Bord Pleanála rejected appeals by half a dozen parties against the decision of Dublin City Council to grant planning permission.
# mother and baby home
Part of controversial plans for apartments at Bessborough refused planning permission
Survivors of Bessborough mother and baby home have welcomed the news.
# Housing
Council refuses planning permission for hotel on Capel Street, says there are 'too many' hotels in Dublin
It is believed to be the first time council planners have cited concerns about the growing number of hotels as a reason to refuse planning permission.
# Ballybofey
'A lack of regard for our community': Row erupts over social housing development in Donegal
Residents claim to have been misled about the consultation and appeals process, but councillors deny this is the case.
# north strand
Permission granted for 48-bed apartment block in Dublin after council rejected proposal in 2017
A previous application was rejected back in 2017 following concerns from Irish Rail and local residents.