University of Limerick declines opportunity to feed into Local Area Plan

Posted in Governance and administration on October 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Surprise has been expressed that the University of Limerick did not take up the opportunity to contribute to a local area plan being drawn up for Castletroy. UL, which has a student population of almost 12,000 – many thousands of whom live in the local area – did not respond to a call from council bosses to provide feedback to the plan, which will provide a blueprint for Castletroy’s development in the future …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 3 October]

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Higher Planning Authority Recommends Further Consideration Of NUIG Housing Plan

Posted in Governance and administration on September 29th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway needs to further consider or amend its plans for new student accommodation at the college’s northern campus before it submits a full planning application. That’s the opinion of An Bord Pleanála …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 28 September]

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Public Consultation on Regeneration of Nuns’ Island in the City to Begin Next Month

Posted in Governance and administration on September 19th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway and Galway City Council have taken the next step in their plan to regenerate the Nuns’ Island area of the city. The university announced today that planning consultants BDP have been appointed to assist in drafting a plan of action for the redevelopment of the area …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 18 September]

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Student apartments permitted near Cork’s Lough despite opposition

Posted in Governance and administration on August 25th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The construction of apartments for 320 students near University College Cork has been approved, despite local opposition. The plan was first submitted to Cork City Council in April of last year, with part of the site on a portion of the rear of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in The Lough …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 25 August]

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Lord Mayor hits out at decision to grant permission for student apartments at The Lough

Posted in Governance and administration on August 24th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Cork’s Lord Mayor Mick Finn has hit out at a decision by An Bord Pleanála to give the go-ahead for a new student accommodation block at The Lough. Rejecting an appeal by residents and local politicians, the planning authority said the proposed student development would make a positive contribution to the landscape of the area and would not be damaging to residents or the biodiversity of The Lough ….” (more)

[Evening Echo, 23 August]

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Plan to rent student housing during Pope visit to be investigated

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on August 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City Council is investigating an alleged breach of planning permission after student housing was advertised to the public for €170 per night during the Pope’s visit to Ireland. Dorset Point, a block of 447 bedrooms on Dorset Street owned by Aparto, is being rented to tourists throughout the summer …” (more)

[, 15 August]

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Planning delay to UCC student housing

Posted in Governance and administration on August 9th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A planning decision on a student accommodation project near University College Cork has been delayed as a number of details have to be clarified by the applicant. Cork City Council has asked Kevin Lynch for more information about the application to build a five-storey block containing around 120-bed spaces in 19 apartments …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 9 August]

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Student accommodation plan for Cork ‘overlooks the city’s architectural, cultural and social history’

Posted in Governance and administration on April 20th, 2018 by steve

“A plan to build a student accommodation centre in Cork city centre has attracted objections over its height and the alteration of the original structure. Summix WSC Developments is hoping to build a 228-bed, six-storey building in the city on the former premises of Square Deal, a furniture superstore …” (more)

[, 20 April]

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Large student accommodation block gets go-ahead for Stillorgan

Posted in Governance and administration on March 23rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Cairn Homes, the Dublin-listed homebuilder, has received approval from An Board Pleanála for a development comprising 130 residential apartments and 179 student accommodation units in Stillorgan, south Dublin. The student units will comprise 576 beds, a gym, study spaces, communal lounges as well as 907sq m of retail and restaurant space and a 297sq m community sports hall in Stillorgan village …” (more)

[Joe Brennan, Irish Times, 21 March]

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Green light for 250 student beds at Crow’s Nest site

Posted in Governance and administration on March 11th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Plans for 250 student beds at the site of the former Crow’s Nest bar have been given the green light by An Bord Pleanála in a landmark decision. The project was submitted under the new strategic housing development scheme (SHD), a new regulation introduced last June which allows projects of a certain size to bypass local authority planning applications in a bid to cut down on the time it takes to make a decision …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Evening Echo, 10 March]

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Plans for Cork student accommodation raise fears of ‘marauding student gangs’

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Cork councillors are set to meet with residents over concerns around student accommodation planned for the city. A student development at Gillian House on Farranlea Road in the city is currently before An Bord Pleanála …” (more)

[, 3 March]

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Bats Could Delay Construction of President Deeks’ New Office

Posted in Governance and administration on January 28th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“UCD President Andrew Deeks may have to wait a little longer for a new office because of bats. The Tribune reported in Issue 4 that UCD was spending hundreds of thousands of euro to plan the renovation of Ardmore House as part of an overall HR project. The move will see Deeks’ office transfer out of the Tierney Building …” (more)

[College Tribune, 27 January]

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UCD and UCC apply to fast track student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on January 16th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin (UCD) and University College Cork (UCC) are among applications made directly to An Bórd Pleanála in a new fast-track planning system, as reported by The Irish Times. Three fast-track planning applications for student accommodation are currently active in Dublin and Cork …” (more)

[Lauren Boland, Trinity News, 16 January]

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UCD applies to fast-track provision of 3,000 student beds

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

Ireland“An application for a €300 million on-campus accommodation complex for 3,000 more students at University College Dublin (UCD) has been submitted to An Bord Pleanála for ‘fast-track’ planning approval. The State’s largest university has become the first applicant to use the new Strategic Housing Development system …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 25 September]

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UCD wants to fast-track plans for thousands of student beds

Posted in Governance and administration on September 23rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“UCD wants to fast-track planning permission for more than 3,000 student beds under Government measures aimed at ending the housing crisis. The university has formally signalled its intention to bypass normal procedures by applying directly to An Bord Pleanála for the substantial on-campus development …” (more)

[Kevin Doyle, Independent, 23 September]

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USI Condemns Dublin City Councillor’s Vote Preventing Student Accommodation Planning During Crisis

Posted in Governance and administration on September 20th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) today condemns a vote by Dublin City Councillors last night for applicants to submit evidence demonstrating that there is not an over-concentration of student accommodation within an area, including a map showing all such facilities, from 0.25km to 1km of a proposal in Dublin …” (more)

[Daniel Waugh, Union of Students in Ireland, 20 September]

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Controls on student housing ‘justified’ after ‘avalanche’ of student accommodation in parts of Dublin’s inner city

Posted in Governance and administration on September 14th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“An ‘avalanche’ of student accommodation in parts of Dublin’s inner city justifies plans to impose tighter planning controls around such developments, a councillor has claimed. Críona Ní Dhálaigh is supporting proposed changes to planning guidelines in the city council area, which would mean the existence of other student accommodation within a 1km-radius should be considered when new developments are being planned …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 14 September]

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City student accommodation provider wants option to rent to tourists

Posted in Governance and administration on September 8th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The owners of a building, which is set to become student accommodation in the city centre, is hoping to change condition of planning permission. An Bord Pleanála granted permission for the student accommodation at the Webworks building at Fairgreen Road earlier this year …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 7 September]

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Concerns over purpose-built student housing in Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration on August 30th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Concern has been raised by business leaders about moves that could restrict the provision of badly-needed student accommodation in Dublin city centre. Councillors will get a report from planning officials soon before voting on the proposal that could make it harder to get permission for purpose-built student housing …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 30 August]

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Moves to restrict student housing must be opposed – Ibec

Posted in Governance and administration on August 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today called on Government to oppose and prevent measures under consideration by Dublin City Council to restrict student accommodation. The proposal seeks to provide planning authorities with an additional basis to oppose the building of student accommodation …” (more)

[Ibec, 29 August]

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