Trinity College Dublin submits planning for ‘innovation district’

Posted in Governance and administration on November 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has submitted a planning application for the first phase of an ambitious new €1.1bn ‘innovation district’. The third level institution hopes to kick off its ten-year development plan for a new city district with an ‘innovation hub’ for entrepreneurs, start-ups and large companies, to be operational in early 2022 …” (more)

[Adrian Weckler, Independent, 19 November]

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Setback for NUIG plan to develop two new pitches in Dangan

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

Ireland“There has been a setback to NUIG’s plan to develop two new pitches at lands in Dangan, following an appeal to An Bord Pleanála. The plan for a 3G pitch and a grassed GAA/soccer pitch as well as ball stop fencing and floodlighting received the backing of city planners in September, subject to eight conditions …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 15 November]

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Mixed views expressed as development on North Main Street gets the green light

Posted in Governance and administration on November 4th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The news that a mixed-use development on North Main Street has been given the green light has been met with some ambivalence. The street is set for an influx of students in the coming years as a large mixed-use development, which includes student apartments, has been given the green-light …” (more)

[Amy Nolan and Sarah O’Dwyer, EchoLive, 4 November]

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Tourists and renters to be permitted in student accommodation

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

Ireland“Permission has been granted to convert up to 1,600 student accommodation beds across Dublin city into tourist or short-term worker apartments for the current academic year. The decision by Dublin City Council to allow five purpose-built student facilities to be used for holiday or general rental was described by Labour Senator Maire Sherlock as setting a ‘dangerous precedent for co-living by the back door …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 27 October]

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Challenge allowed to planning permission for Trinity Hall expansion

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A complainant seeking to overturn planning permission for 358 student accommodation bed spaces and four staff apartments on a site alongside the Trinity Hall student accommodation complex in Dartry, Dublin. The action is by Patricia Kenny, from nearby Temple Road, Dartry, whose husband James was involved in a 20-year saga of litigation with Trinity College Dublin (TCD) concerning development of student accommodation at Trinity Hall …” (more)

[Tim Healy, Independent, 23 October]

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Green light for large student accommodation development in Cork city

Posted in Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Permission has been granted for a five storey student accommodation development on Orchard Road in Cork. An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for the construction of the development which includes 20 student apartments in three blocks with a total of 216 bed spaces comprising one four-bed apartment, 10 six-bed apartments, and 19 eight-bed apartments …” (more)

[Breda Graham, EchoLive, 22 October]

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Square Deal development to include 280 student beds

Posted in Governance and administration on October 4th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The mixed-use development on the former Square Deal premises site in Cork city centre has been green-lit to incorporate 280 student beds. Five-year planning permission for the Strategic Housing Development (SHD) was granted for the project on Washington Street West, which will see the refurbishment and modifications of a protected structure …” (more)

[Sarah O’Dwyer, EchoLive, 3 October]

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New Student Accommodation Secures Green Light

Posted in Governance and administration on September 20th, 2020 by steve

“Proposals to construct almost 100 new student accommodation rooms as part of an extension to an existing development in Belfast have secured the green light. Cathedral Living applied for full planning permission from Belfast City Council for the development of a 12-storey building to provide an extension to the 407-bed student building at 123 York Street. The site will round off the existing 12-storey purpose-built facility, which has been in operation since 2019 …” (more)

[Adam Beech, Insider Media Limited, 17 September]

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Planning granted for student accommodation near the Lough in Cork

Posted in Governance and administration on September 5th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A proposal to increase the size of a student apartment development near the Lough in Cork city has been approved. Development Lyonshall has now been granted planning for 554 student beds on the site …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 3 September]

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Potential for more than 1,000 student beds to be green-lit in Cork this year

Posted in Governance and administration on September 4th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Early discussions are taking place surrounding the possibility of yet another student development in Cork city. Bellmount Developments Limited are at pre-application consultation phase with An Bord Pleanála currently, with a view to providing 265-bed spaces in the Bishopstown area …” (more)

[Sarah O’Dwyer, EchoLive, 4 September]

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Extension of Bandon Road student development gets green light from planning authority

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

Ireland“Plans to increase the density of a controversial student apartment development in Cork city have been granted by An Bord Pleanála. Developers Lyonshall recently submitted a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) consultation application seeking to increase the size of its project at the former O’Riordan’s Joinery on the Bandon Road by more than 100 beds …” (more)

[Darragh Bermingham, EchoLive, 3 September]

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Go-ahead given for Limerick student complex

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

Ireland“City planners have given the go-ahead to a six-storey student complex in the shadow of Thomond Park. Shelbourne Medical Properties has secured conditional planning permission to develop the building at the former Hassett’s bar …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 24 August]

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Go-ahead for 358 new beds at Trinity Hall despite ‘drunk partying’ fears

Posted in Governance and administration on August 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“An Bord Pleanála has given the green light for 358 student bed spaces at Trinity Hall in spite of residents’ complaints over alleged late night, drunken behaviour by students. The appeals board has granted planning permission to Trinity College Dublin (TCD) for a large extension of student accommodation at Trinity Hall at Dartry in a number of blocks rising to seven storeys in height …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Independent, 22 August]

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Despite Opposition, New Halls Building Receives Planning Permission

Posted in Governance and administration on August 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Despite local opposition, Trinity has received planning permission for its development at Trinity Hall, which will include the construction of 358 new rooms. Last month, the Journal reported that residents living around Halls had said ‘no’ to the extension which would increase the number of beds in Halls to 1,283 …” (more)

[Molly Furey, University Times, 21 August]

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Residents’ Objections to New Halls Building ‘Deeply Concerning’, says Hand

Posted in Governance and administration on July 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union President (TCDSU) Eoin Hand today condemned objections that Temple Rd residents have expressed to a proposed extension to Trinity Hall. The Journal today reported that residents living around Halls had said ‘no’ to the extension which would increase the number of beds in Halls to 1,283 …” (more)

[Cormac Watson, University Times, 29 July]

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Developers ‘must listen’ to traders and residents on North Main Street student accommodation proposal

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

Ireland“There are both positives and negatives in plans that have been submitted for a 279-bed student accommodation building on a brownfields site in the heart of the historic spine of Cork city, it has been claimed …” (more)

[Sarah O’Dwyer, EchoLive, 26 July]

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Cork’s student accommodation building boom: Is it viable in the Covid era?

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

Ireland“Questions have been raised about the viabilty of some of the proposed large-scale student accommodation developments in the city. The Green Party’s Dan Boyle said there are ‘huge question marks’ over some of the future developments in terms of acceptability and suitability …” (more)

[Sarah O’Dwyer, EchoLive, 24 July]

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Plans for UCD campus expansion on hold over appeal to planning board

Posted in Governance and administration on July 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Plans by University College Dublin (UCD) for a major expansion of its Belfield campus, including a €48m landmark building, will be placed on hold following an objection by a local resident. An appeal has been lodged against the decision of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to grant planning permission for enabling works for the first phase of UCD’s ‘Future Campus’ project …” (more)

[Sean McCarthaigh and Gordon Deegan, Independent, 17 July]

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UCD €48m plan hit after leaning towers of Belfield ‘folly’ dig

Posted in Governance and administration on July 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Plans by University College Dublin for a major expansion of its Belfield campus, including a €48m landmark building at its main entrance on the N11, are on hold after a local objected. An appeal has been lodged against Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s granting of planning permission for the first phase of UCD’s Future Campus project …” (more)

[Sean McCarthaigh, Herald, 17 July]

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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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