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).
Members of the public have been invited to forward their submissions to the Planning Authority of Meath County Council, for Stage 1 of their Development Plan review. The three-stage review process, which began in December 2016 will run for approximately another two years.
Dublin City Council is advancing proposals for the redevelopment of College Green as a pedestrian friendly civic space and Civic Plaza. This is a key objective of the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022, and part of the council’s overall policy to develop the city’s character by enhancing Dublin’s renowned streets, civic spaces and squares; and to create further new streets as part of the public realm. College Green/Dame Street is designated as a part of the Civic Spine of the City.