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The Large-Scale Residential Development (LRD) Process explained

The new Large-Scale Residential Development (LRD) Process came into effect on the 17th December 2021 bringing to an end its much-debated predecessor the Strategic Housing Development (SHD) scheme which commenced in 2016. The primary aim of the SHD process was to fast-track planning applications for developments of over 100 residential units or 200 student bed […]

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Enhanced PART V Obligations

The Affordable Housing Act 2021 brought about changes to the Part V process.  The most significant change is the requirement for new housing developments granted planning permission after 3rd September 2021, to have a 20% rather than 10% Part V (social and affordable) provision.  Of the increased 20% provision, at least half must be allocated […]

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Draft Dublin City Development Plan 2022 – Proposed Changes to Z15 Zoning Submission Deadline 14th February

The planning system in Ireland is currently undergoing a raft of proposed changes with more changes likely to come in the coming years as the Government seeks to implement its ‘Housing for All’ strategy.  While these changes will seek to address the constraints being experienced by the planning system, and which in turn impacts on […]

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‘Mixed Use’ lands with significant potential for development sold in Drogheda.

Bannon were delighted to act on behalf of client, Belgard Estates Ltd (a subsidiary of CRH plc), in the sale of their lands at Slane Road.  It is a substantial landholding on the outskirts of Drogheda which extends to a gross area of approximately 18.6 ha (45.6 acres).   The entire site is zoned ‘Mixed Use’ in the Louth County Development Plan 2021-2027 and presents an excellent opportunity to advance a mixed-use scheme with residential […]

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Changes Planned for Dublin’s City Retail Core in Draft DDC Development Plan.

Revised street categorisation reflects retail shift to focus on shopper experience. The recently published Draft Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028 proposes changes to Dublin City Council’s approach to retail in the City Retail Core (Henry and Grafton Street environs).  The revised categorisation of some streets aims to support a more diverse retail experience while preserving […]

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Retail giant Penneys finds distribution home in Kildare.

Bannon is pleased to have assisted Penneys in sourcing a 15.3 hectare (38 acre) site at Great Connell, Newbridge, Co. Kildare to facilitate the development of a state of the art logistics hub/distribution centre for the retailing giant. Kildare County Council granted planning permission for the 55,277 sq m (595,000 sq ft) facility which will […]

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Lands at Main Street, Dunboyne, Co. Meath

Client: St. Finian’s Diocesan Trust The Brief: The Parish of Dunboyne identified lands adjoining St. Peter and Paul’s Church as being surplus to their requirements and as a potential means of raising funds for the Parish, particularly in the face of the financial challenges posed by Covid-19. Bannon, as joint agent, were approached to provide […]

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In Irish history, there have been numerous examples of the presiding Government instigating a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to implement national projects.  Intentions being for the future development of the country and public interest.  A Government Minister or Acquiring Authority is required to seek a CPO from An Bord Pleanála and in contentious cases such […]

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Hines completes acquisition of final phase at Chatham & King

International real estate firm Hines has formally acquired the second phase of Chatham & King, a new high-profile mixed-use scheme next to the Gaiety Theatre on South King Street in Dublin city centre. Hines’s acquisition of the 3,950sq m (42,500sq ft) portfolio marks the culmination of the €165 million deal it agreed with US private equity giant […]

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Slane lands with residential and commercial potential guiding at €3.75m

Agent Bannon is guiding a price of €3.75 million for a 46-acre landbank strategically positioned on the Slane Road between the M1 motorway and Drogheda town centre. The property, which is in agricultural use currently, is expected to see strong interest from both residential and commercial developers, given its potential to accommodate a variety of […]