Student accommodation discussions key focus for new city development plan

Posted in Governance and administration on January 15th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The provision of student accommodation in Cork is a key focus of talks between city planners and the city’s third-level institutions as work starts of the drafting of a new city development plan. The city council said the series of engagements are ‘background research’ ahead of the formal preparation later this year of a draft development plan – the first to include the expanded city region …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 15 January]

Tags: , , , , ,

GMIT secures planning approval for new STEM building

Posted in Governance and administration on January 3rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“GMIT has secured planning approval to proceed with a new STEM building at its Dublin Road campus. The building will incorporate the schools of science and computing and the school of engineering and will be over 5000 square metres in size …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 2 January]

Tags: ,

Student apartments planned for North Main Street

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

Ireland“A planning consultation request has been lodged for almost 290 student beds on North Main Street. A company named as Bmore Developments has requested a consultation with An Bord Pleanála to determine whether a possible development on the street for 285 student bed spaces qualifies as a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) …” (more)

[Robert McNamara, EchoLive, 31 December]

Tags: , , ,

Major new extension planned at Donegal third-level institution

Posted in Governance and administration on December 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A major multi-million euro extension to Letterkenny Institute of Technology is on the cards. The third level institution has just submitted plans to Donegal Co Council in relation to its proposal for a new three storey building on the Port Road campus …” (more)

[Chris Ashmore, Donegal Live, 27 December]

Tags: ,

NUIG seeks approval to use student accommodation for summer tourists

Posted in Governance and administration on December 26th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway is seeking planning permission to use the Goldcrest student accommodation in Dangan for tourists during the summer season. The 429 apartment student accommodation complex at Goldcrest was granted planning permission in May 2016 by An Bord Pleanála, and began accepting students for the 2018/2019 academic year …” (more)

[Briain Kelly, Galway Daily, 25 December]

Tags: , , ,

CIT is granted permission for a new ‘front door’ to their Bishopstown campus

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

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology has been granted planning permission for a new three-storey Learning Resource Centre that will act as a new ‘front door’ to the college. The new building will be located in front of the original Regional Technical College buildings constructed in the 1970s that front onto Rossa Avenue in Bishopstown …” (more)

[Alan Healy, EchoLive, 20 December]

Tags: ,

Student apartments get go-ahead despite locals objecting to ‘studentification’ of Liberties

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

Ireland“Despite objections, more than 350 students apartments have been given the go-ahead in the Liberties in Dublin. Locals say it will lead to the ‘studentification’ of the area. An Bord Pleanala has approved the high-end student accommodation, which the promoters say is ‘akin to a boutique hotel’ …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 20 December]

Tags: ,

Plans lodged for €25m STEM building at GMIT

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A planning application has been lodged at City Hall for a new four-storey building at GMIT to house the schools of science, computing and engineering. The €25m project is part of the college’s plan to achieve Technological University status …” (more)

[Enda Cunningham, Connacht Tribune, 10 November]

Tags: , ,

Trinity disputes Dublin City Council planning contribution charge for €60m development

Posted in Legal issues on November 7th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is claiming that Dublin City Council has overcharged it over €300,000 in planning contributions for its new €60m E3 Foundry. The proposal for the city centre campus involves new schools for engineering, computer science and natural science …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 7 November]

Tags: ,

Student apartment owner cannot engage in short-term letting

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 28th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The owner of student accommodation on the Western Road will not be allowed to carry on letting apartments on a short-term basis outside of the third-level academic year after An Bord Pleanála overruled its own inspector …” (more)

[Robert McNamara, EchoLive, 25 October]

Tags: , ,

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]

Tags: , , ,

€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]

Tags: , , ,

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]

Tags: ,

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]

Tags: ,

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]

Tags: , , ,

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]

Tags: ,

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]

Tags: , ,

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]

Tags: , , , ,

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]

Tags: , ,

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]

Tags: ,