Irish Hotels Federation seek to block student accommodation being rented to tourists in Cork

Posted in Governance and administration on October 8th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Hotels Federation is attempting to block a large student accommodation facility in Cork being rented out on a short-term basis to tourists. The IHF has sought a ruling from An Bord Pleanála on whether the use of Amnis House on Western Road in Cork for year-round, short-term letting represents a material change of use of the building which requires planning permission …” (more)

[Seán McCárthaigh, Irish Examiner, 8 October]

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€30m 326-bed student complex in Limerick city rejected by An Bord Pleanala

Posted in Governance and administration on October 3rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A €30m proposal to develop a 326-bed student complex in Limerick city has been rejected by An Bord Pleanala for environmental and conservation reasons. Planning permission was sought for the towering development at the site of the former Dan Ryan’s garage at Punches Cross …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 3 October]

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Plans for 368-bed student accommodation in Liberties lodged

Posted in Governance and administration on September 16th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Plans have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála for 368 student bed spaces in Dublin’s Liberties where the promoters are promising to provide high-end student accommodation ‘akin to a boutique hotel’. The ‘Ardee Point’ student accommodation scheme is to be operated by UK-based student accommodation operator, NIDO Student …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Irish Times, 16 September]

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Multi-million euro building for Waterford Institute of Technology reaches planning stage

Posted in Governance and administration on September 14th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A planning application has been submitted to Waterford City and County Council for a new building for Waterford Institute of Technology’s (WIT) main campus on the Cork Road in Waterford. The proposed 12,800 square metre engineering, computing and general teaching building is the largest of one of 11 state-of-the-art projects announced in 2017 as part of a Project Ireland 2040 investment in institutes of technology …” (more)

[Waterford Live, 13 September]

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Residents opposing student bed spaces plan

Posted in Governance and administration on September 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Plans are in the pipeline for the construction of nearly 700 new student bed spaces in two separate developments in the city. The developments are expected to relieve pressure on Galway’s spiralling rental market … but one of them is already generating significant opposition from local residents …” (more)

[Enda Cunningham, Connacht Tribune, 6 September]

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Rowing club resists plans for College Bar canopy

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on August 23rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The development of a canopy outside the bar at NUIG is being challenged by a local rowing club on the grounds that some of its elderly members feel intimidated by the drinkers who use the facility. Concerns relate to the access to the Eglinton Canal – it was stated that the erection of the new structure would increase the number of patrons using the area along the pathway …” (more)

[Eamon Kerrins, Connacht Tribune, 23 August]

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Board issues opinion on plan for major student accommodation complex in Terryland

Posted in Governance and administration on August 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“An Bord Pleanala has issued its opinion that an application for a major new student accommodation complex in Terryland can be formally submitted. The plan is led by Montane Developments Ltd …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 19 August]

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Over 140 sign petition against Limerick student halls plans

Posted in Governance and administration on August 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“More than 140 people have signed a petition against plans for a €30m student village opposite Punch’s Cross. The proposals for 326 bedspaces through 100 apartments and 30 buy-to-rent units are currently being decided An Bord Pleanala, having skipped local planners due to the fact more than 100 living spaces are being provided …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 10 August]

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UCC gets permission for new dental school at Curraheen sports grounds

Posted in Governance and administration on August 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“UCC has been granted permission to build a new multi-million euro dental school in the western suburbs of Cork city. Permission has been granted by Cork County Council for the project at UCC’s sports grounds at Curraheen, Bishopstown …” (more)

[Sean O’Riordan, Irish Examiner, 9 August]

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Developers Given Permission to build 3,094 Student Beds Since January

Posted in Governance and administration on August 4th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Developers have been given the go-ahead to build 3,094 student beds since January – more than any other type of housing – under a fast-track system that can allow accommodation providers to bypass their local authority in the search for planning permission …” (more)

[Cormac Watson, University Times, 4 August]

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More student beds than apartments given go ahead under fast-track system

Posted in Governance and administration on August 3rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“More student accommodation spaces have been granted permission this year than any other type of housing under the ‘fast track’ planning system, according to a new report from An Bord Pleanála. Under the Strategic Housing Development system applications for schemes of more than 100 homes, or blocks of 200 student or co-living spaces, are made directly to the board, bypassing the local authority decision phase …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 3 August]

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Chips are down over Punches Cross student apartments plan

Posted in Governance and administration on August 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“No off licence or fast food outlets will be tolerated at a proposed student accommodation development at Punches Cross. That was the strong message from Labour Party councillor Joe Leddin at a special meeting in City Hall about the 100-apartment development this Monday …” (more)

[Alan Jacques, Limerick Post, 1 August]

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Limerick residents object to development of over 300 student accommodation spaces

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“More than 140 residents in Limerick are objecting to the development of a student accommodation, which would accommodate 300 students, from going ahead. Cloncaragh Investments Ltd lodged an application directly to An Bord Pleanála last month under the Strategic Housing Development framework – meaning it can bypass the local authority and go straight to An Bord Pleanála …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 3 July]

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Application for major student accommodation in Limerick city ‘incompleted’

Posted in Governance and administration on July 19th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Developers will still bid to build a six-storey student complex on the northside, despite its existing planning application rejected for being incomplete. As revealed by the Limerick Leader this week Shelbourne Medical Properties is seeking to invest millions of euro to knock the old Hassett’s Pub at Hassett’s Cross and replace it with a towering apartment complex …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 19 July]

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Towering Limerick student halls project ‘could open by 2021’

Posted in Governance and administration on July 4th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A multi-million euro plan for student accommodation on the edge of the city could be completed by the year after next, developers have predicted. Cloncarra Investments has formally sought permission from An Bord Pleanala under new fast-track planning laws, which will see the delivery of new housing developments sped through the system …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 4 July]

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NUI Galway Gets Green Light for 674 New Beds

Posted in Governance and administration on June 23rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway has received planning permission for a new 674-bed student accommodation complex worth an estimated €23 million …” (more)

[Rachel O’Leary, University Times, 22 June]

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674 bedroom student accommodation development gets planning approval

Posted in Governance and administration on June 22nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A massive student student accommodation project in Dangan with an estimated value of €23 million has been granted planning approval. NUI Galway applied directly to An Bord Pleanála for permission to build four blocks of student accommodation with 125 apartments at the Northern Campus in Dangan …” (more)

[Briain Kelly, Galway Daily, 21 June]

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Plan for more student accommodation in city’s West End

Posted in Governance and administration on June 21st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Stagrock Limited is seeking planning permission for the demolition of houses at Munster Avenue to be replaced with a student accommodation building. It would be 3 to 4 storeys high with a caretaker apartment, 73 single bedrooms …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 20 June]

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Almost 2,500 student beds being developed in Cork as a fresh application is lodged with City Hall

Posted in Governance and administration on May 14th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“More than 2,000 student apartment bed spaces are currently under construction or planned in Cork. A fresh planning application lodged this week for another development will add a further 174 bed spaces if approved. Kevin Lynch has lodged plans for an eight-storey building on the site of the former Kelleher’s Tyre premises on the Victoria Road …” (more)

[Alan Healy, EchoLive, 14 May]

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Cork’s largest student apartment development is granted planning permission

Posted in Governance and administration on May 7th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Plans for Cork’s largest student apartment development has been granted planning permission. London company Future Generation has plans to build a flagship, 600-bed accommodation scheme on the former Coca-Cola bottling site on the Carrigrohane Straight Road …” (more)

[Alan Healy, EchoLive, 6 May]

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