Council’s ‘Not in my Back Yard’ Stance Over DIT Treats Students as Wind Turbines

Posted in Governance and administration on March 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The concerns expressed this week by Dublin City Council regarding two proposed student accommodation developments near the Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) Grangegorman campus are disappointing and troubling for students. The council seems less than enthusiastic about two planned developments on Prussia St and the North Circular Road which would house between them almost 1,000 students …” (more)

[University Times, 26 March]

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Dublin City Council orders redesign of DIT Grangegorman student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on March 24th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Development plans to increase student accommodation near the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Grangegorman campus have been criticised by Dublin City Council (DCC). The council has rejected two development plans and requested their redesign, arguing they could cause disruption for residents and commuters in the area …” (more)

[Conn de Barra, Trinity News, 23 March]

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Cork events centre site to see more student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on February 25th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Planning permission has been granted for extra student accommodation on part of the former Beamish brewery site earmarked for Cork’s €65m events centre. However, it is unclear if BAM Property intends to begin work soon or will have to await the outcome of a possible planning application for changes to the concert and conference venue …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 25 February]

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Proposed Oisín House Redesign, with 28 Fewer Beds, Has Received ‘Positive Reaction’

Posted in Governance and administration on September 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The redesigned Oisín House accommodation project will have one less floor and 28 fewer bedrooms, with a potential completion date of spring 2019 following An Bord Pleanála’s rejection of planning permission for the project in July …” (more)

[John Conway, University Times, 19 September]

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Go ahead is given for new €75m student accommodation development in Cork

Posted in Governance and administration on August 16th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Planning permission has been granted for a major €75m student apartment complex on the Western Road despite objection from local residents and businesses, including the River Lee Hotel …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 15 August]

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Decision due on student flats

Posted in Governance and administration on August 12th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A planning decision on a city centre development which aims to create 205 student beds is expected in the coming days. The proposed development forms part of a plan by UK-based development firm Ziggurat to invest €75m in student accommodation in Cork …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 12 August]

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Trinity Submit to Redesign of Oisín House Proposal Following An Bord Pleanála Decision

Posted in Governance and administration on August 11th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Trinity has concluded that appealing An Bord Pleanála’s decision to refuse permission to the 278-bed Oisín House project would not be successful, and will instead alter the building’s proposed design and draw up new financial models …” (more)

[Sinéad Baker, University Times, 11 August]

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From Appealing to Starting From Scratch: What Trinity Can Do With Oisín House

Posted in Governance and administration on August 6th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Last Friday, An Bord Pleanála, Ireland’s planning board, rejected Trinity’s proposed €52 million redevelopment of Oisín House into a 280-bedroom student accommodation complex. In responding to the decision, Trinity said it would ‘review’ the decision and ‘consider what is feasible’ …” (more)

[Dominic McGrath and Niamh Egleston, University Times, 5 August]

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Trinity student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on August 3rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – As students of Trinity College Dublin, we were appalled to see the decision given to the Oisín House student accommodation development (‘An Bord Pleanála turns down €52m Trinity development’, July30th) …” (more)

[Kieran McNulty, Irish Times, 3 August]

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It’s Hard to See How Trinity’s Oisín House Development Could Make Pearse Street Worse

Posted in Governance and administration on August 2nd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Trinity’s proposed redevelopment of Oisín House into a 280-bed student accommodation complex and student facilities could not have come at a more pertinent time. The national accommodation crisis’s effects on students have been steadily worsening – and continually ignored – over recent years, with an unmet demand of about 25,000 student bed spaces …” (more)

[University Times, 1 August]

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Trinity College to redevelop Oisín House at cost of up to €36m

Posted in Governance and administration on January 23rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“In a deal worth up to €36 million, Trinity College will seek contractors for the demolition of Oisín House on Pearse Street and its redevelopment for student housing. However, Dublin City Council has raised concerns about the impact on the surrounding architectural conservation area of the seven-storey block proposed by the university …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 23 January]

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Concerns About ‘Visual Impact’ of Trinity’s Oisín House Campus Accommodation Project

Posted in Governance and administration on January 12th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“An Taisce, the national trust for Ireland, and Dublin City Council have both expressed concerns over Trinity’s planned €52 million Oisin House accommodation project …” (more)

[Dominic McGrath, University Times, 12 January]

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Ulster University to appeal decision to build homes at Jordanstown campus

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 21st, 2015 by steve

UK“The Ulster University has said it will appeal the decision to prevent it building 600 homes on the site of its Jordanstown campus. The university is moving much of the Jordanstown operation to Belfast and wants to redevelop the site …” (more)

[John Campbell, BBC News, 21 October]

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Belfast City Council proposes new guidelines for student housing

Posted in Governance and administration on August 26th, 2015 by steve

UK“Belfast City Council is proposing to develop new planning guidelines for student accommodation. There are currently more than a dozen applications in the system representing more than 6,000 student beds …” (more)

[BBC News, 26 August]

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Completion of €70m Business School Delayed by 18 Months

Posted in Governance and administration on April 2nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The completion of Trinity’s new €70 million business school is to be delayed by at least 18 months, at an estimated cost of €150,000 per month, because of planning permission issues …” (more)

[Edmund Heaphy, University Times, 1 April]

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Residents complain about DIT campus at Grangegorman

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 30th, 2014 by steve

“Residents around Grangegorman, Dublin, have accused a State development agency of breaching planning permission for the new DIT campus, just a month ahead of the arrival of its first students …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 30 July]

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Flagship DIT site to proceed if planning granted

Posted in Governance and administration on November 25th, 2011 by steve

“The flagship regeneration project for the 30-hectare Grangegorman site in Dublin’s north inner city will definitely go ahead if the project gets planning permission, a Bord Pleanála hearing was told yesterday …” (more)

[Tim O’Brien, Irish Times, 25 November]

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