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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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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