The Chairman’s Foreword highlights that “we see from recent years that a shortage of affordable market housing in some areas has quickly transferred into pressure in other sectors, particularly the private and social rental sectors, while in other areas housing remains vacant for long periods”.
We will specifically be exploring the topic of Retail Planning, including Planning Authority Retail Strategies, Retail Impact Assessment, Retail Capacity Studies, Vacancy Dynamics, and more…! Future Analytics Consulting Ltd. (FAC) has been engaged in many retail-related projects, strategies and studies across Ireland and throughout Europe in recent years, and we have been undertaking town and village health checks, and retail strategies, in Ireland recently.
South Dublin County Council has granted permission to our client Cedarvale Commercial Ltd. for a mixed-use development consisting of a total of 129 residential units including terraced houses, duplex units and apartments, shops and a crèche. Located beside the Fortunestown Luas stop, across from Citywest Shopping Centre and close to Citywest Business Park, the development will help define and knit together this new sustainable neighbourhood and prove to be a major positive addition to the vicinity with the highest standards in architectural, landscape and urban design.
The Irish utility scale solar photovoltaic sector experienced significant growth over the course of 2016. In January 2016, only two schemes had acquired planning permission. The situation in January 2017 is quite different as over 156 planning applications for utility scale solar energy schemes have been lodged with planning authorities. The status of each of these applications is set out below (Table 1).