Cork development: Plans for major new student accommodation complex

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A formal application has been made for another large-scale student accommodation development under An Bord Pleanala’s fast-track strategic housing development process in Cork city …” (more)

[Sarah O’Dwyer, EchoLive, 9 July]

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Permission granted for Victoria Cross student apartment complex in Cork city

Posted in Governance and administration on July 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“An Bord Pleanála has overruled its own inspector and granted planning permission for a development of a student apartment complex in Victoria Cross in Cork city. The development will see more than 130 student beds built on the former Kelleher’s Tyres site, minutes from UCC’s main campus …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 2 July]

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Major apartment scheme in Cork city to accommodate 280 students

Posted in Governance and administration on June 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The developers of a major student apartment scheme in Cork city centre are aiming to have the new complex operating by September 2022. Revised plans for the redevelopment of the former Square Deal building on Washington Street have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála. Developers are now proposing a 50 apartment plan, accommodating some 280 students …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 26 June]

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Limerick student village plan goes back to An Bord Pleanala

Posted in Governance and administration on May 19th, 2020 by steve

“Multi-million euro proposals to transform a long-derelict site opposite Punch’s Cross are back on the table. Despite ambitions proposals for a huge student halls and build-to-rent residential development being rejected by An Bord Pleanala last year, Cloncarragh Developments are back with a similar project at the old Dan Ryan garage site on one of the key routes into the city …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 19 May]

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Application to increase size of Lough student apartments

Posted in Governance and administration on May 16th, 2020 by steve

“The developer behind plans to build student apartments overlooking the Lough in Cork city has applied to An Bord Pleanála to further increase the size of the development. Lyonshall has purchased additional land adjacent to the site it had earmarked for the development and is now seeking permission to increase the complex from 419 student beds to 554 …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 14 May]

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Objection lodged on Victoria Cross Road student apartment proposals

Posted in Governance and administration on March 18th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Objectors to a student development in Cork city have said they would be like ‘goldfish in a bowl’ for the occupiers of multiples of apartments should it get the go-ahead. One third-party appeal has been lodged with An Bord Pleanala against the proposed 154-bed development on the former Kelleher’s Tyres Service Centre on Victoria Cross Road …” (more)

[Sarah O’Dwyer, EchoLive, 18 March]

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Planning for student apartments fast tracked

Posted in Governance and administration on February 29th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The developers behind a proposal that would provide almost 300 student bed spaces at North Main St in Cork city centre have been cleared to apply for fast-track planning. Bmor Developments Ltd have just been given the go-ahead to lodge plans under the Strategic Housing Development process by An Bord Pleánala, with just a few minor amendments, according to a spokesperson for the planning authority …” (more)

[Catherine Shanahan, Irish Examiner, 28 February]

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Developers seek to increase student bed spaces on Washington Street

Posted in Governance and administration on February 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Developers behind a major student apartment complex on Washington Street are seeking to increase the number of bed spaces permitted in the development. Planning permission for a 242-bed development was granted by Cork City Council in 2018 subject to 38 conditions …” (more)

[Sarah O’Dwyer, EchoLive, 24 February]

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TCD saves €335,000 following planning costs appeal

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has won a planning contribution row, saving it nearly €335,000 in costs, with Dublin City Council regarding the university’s planned new €60m E3 Foundry facility. The proposed project, at Trinity’s main city centre campus, involves new schools for engineering, computer science and natural science …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Irish Examiner, 20 February]

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RCSI given green light for €90m Dublin city centre development

Posted in Governance and administration on February 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Royal College of Surgeons has been given the go-ahead for the development of a €90 million education and research building in Dublin city centre, despite opposition from local residents and An Taisce. An Bord Pleanála has upheld the decision of Dublin City Council to grant planning permission to the RCSI for the new third-level education facility …” (more)

[Seán McCárthaigh, Irish Times, 13 February]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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