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# Planning

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# Planning
Planning permission refused for Wicklow wind farm due to nearby Air Corps activity
The proposed site is just under 2.5 kilometres from Coolmoney Defence Forces camp.
# Planning
Inquiry into An Bord Pleanála's deputy chair to review three planning decisions
Senior counsel Remy Farrell has six weeks to carry out his report.
# An Bord Pleanála
Terms of reference being finalised for An Bord Pleanála decisions review, says Taoiseach
Paul Hyde has temporarily stepped back from his role as two separate probes into his decisions continue.
# An Bord Pleanála
Review of certain An Bord Pleanála decisions 'needs to be done quickly' as deputy chair steps back temporarily
Paul Hyde, who has been in the role since 2019, has denied the allegations.
# fast track housing
Developers seek 'fast track' planning for 5,035 units for Dublin over five day period
More than 9,000 residential units have been applied for under the SHD system for Dublin over a two week period in April.
# 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.
# Ukraine
Scenario planning underway for Ireland to accommodate thousands of refugees from Ukraine
The Taoiseach said it is ‘very possible’ that Ireland could be asked to take in numbers higher than 20,000.
# court battle
Court to decide over legality of three prominent Dublin street murals
The murals by the group Subset did not have the all-clear from the city’s planning department.
# Planning
Planning watchdog clashes with Dublin City Council over plans to limit new build-to-rent schemes
The regulator said it was crucial that the delivery of all forms of housing in Dublin was accelerated and supported.
# blarney rubble
Blarney Castle challenges decision to grant planning for hotel and supermarket 200 metres from castle
The case will be heard again in April.
# Planning
Mary Lou McDonald lodges appeal over green light for O'Connell and Moore Street redevelopment
A decision is due on the appeals by An Bord Pleanala in June.
# Planning
Qualification for Euro 2024, a third-tier LOI and improved facilities - FAI unveil strategic targets to 2025
The FAI have tonight unveiled their overall plans for the game in Ireland up to 2025.
# beacon
Green light given for €75 million eight storey extension to Beacon Hospital
The scheme includes new A&E facilities and cancer care facilities.
# Housing
Planning permission granted for 667 apartments in south Dublin despite local opposition
Over 165 objections were lodged against the scheme for the former Jesuit lands at Milltown Park.
# cobblestone
Developers scale back plans for hotel over Cobblestone pub in Dublin
The developers say the plans will ensure that the pub’s important cultural offering will be maintained.
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# the cobblestone
Cobblestone planning row continues as developer lodges appeal
The famed Cobblestone Pub was to be site of a new hotel scheme.
# holy cross college
Controversial development of 1,600 rental units in Drumcondra granted approval
The development has been the focus of significant public opposition, including from Dublin City Council.
# 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.
# Planning
Green light for Conrad to transform into 'world class, five star hotel'
Archer Hotel Capital has secured permission for an eight storey extension.
# Planning
Number of planning staff needs to be dramatically increased to meet demand, says regulator
Niall Cussen said employees are fully stretched and often have to work late to meet tight planning deadlines.
# An Bord Pleanála
Planning permission approved for Howth apartments despite residents' objections
Locals were concerned that Howth is being overdeveloped.
# Redevelopment
Green light for 'unique' redevelopment of €400m O'Devaney Gardens site
Half of the 1,047 units to be social and affordable units.
# department of housing
Move to restrict legal cases against planning proposals provokes nearly 300 complaints
An Taisce were among more than a dozen environmental groups to object to the proposals.
# Dublin 4
Dublin nuns in planning battle to protect their right to 'worship in peace and safety'
Kerry man Derek Twiss is seeking planning permission to construct two apartments at Lansdowne Terrace.
# Housing
Number of residential units sent for planning dropped by 29% in first quarter of this year
The type of residential units subject to commencement has seen a “substantial shift” towards housing over apartments.
# bartra capital
Fate of badger family at centre of planning battle between Pat Kenny and nursing home developer
Bartra Capital plans to build a 104-bedroom nursing home in Dalkey, south Dublin.
# luas M50 woes
Planning watchdog warns of negative impacts of numerous developments in south Dublin on M50 and Luas line
The OPR has criticised a new draft development plan by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
# Dublin
Harry Crosbie no longer liable for €70,000 tax after planning board's ruling on Vicar Street site
Dublin City Council tried to have the site listed as vacant.
# An Bord Pleanála
James Joyce's 'House of the Dead' to become hostel despite planning appeal by author Colm Tóibín
Permission was initially granted by Dublin City Council last year.
# clonliffe college
Go ahead given to GAA for seven storey 200 bedroom hotel near Croke Park
Stock market listed hotel group Dalata is to operate the hotel under the group’s Maldron brand.
# dead end
The N6 ring road: Solution or dead end for Galway congestion crisis?
Noteworthy and The Journal take a deep dive into the controversial infrastructure plan which awaits green light from planners.
# Planning
'Change or be changed' - Provinces get used to dealing with uncertainty
Connacht and Munster insisted they had no idea what would come next after Saturday night’s clash.
# Info hub
Open Access: A citizen’s guide to uncovering housing and local information
Our community-driven platform Noteworthy helps you find out if you are in an area prone to floods, landslides, high radon and more.
Voices
Opinion: We need to rethink how we plan our cities and towns after this year
Head of the Office of the Planning Regulator Niall Cussen says it’s time to change our thinking entirely around how we live and plan our communities.
# dublin bay
Major leisure and biodiversity centre in Booterstown refused planning permission over pollution concerns
The site is located opposite the former Tara Towers Hotel on the Merrion Road.
# o'rahilly house
Developers who demolished O'Rahilly House insisted it happened 'in accordance with all applicable laws'
That’s according to correspondence between the developers and Dublin City Council.
# Planning
Council gives green light to convert James Joyce's House of the Dead into a tourist hostel
The house at 15 Usher’s Island, Dublin 8 was once home to James Joyce’s grand aunts.
# Ballsbridge
'An act of sheer wanton corporate vandalism': Former home of 1916 leader demolished in Dublin
The property at 40 Herbert Park was bulldozed this morning.
# Spooky
Dublin councils move most Halloween plans online due to Covid-19
It’s almost that time of year again…
# intervention
Nun who broke planning laws to set up west Cork hermitage given until next summer to vacate premises
Two runs continue to live on the property.