Features in the latest issue…

KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN PIPELINE FOR WATERFORD NORTH QUAYS

A sense of excitement and anticipation is building in Waterford and the south east region following the grant of planning permission by Waterford City and County Council for the North Quays SDZ.

LOCAL AUTHORITIES SET TO LEAD ON CLIMATE ACTION

The CCMA is collaborating with the Climate Action Regional Offices (CAROs) to develop a strategy to meet the scale and ambition of the Local Authority Climate Action Charter, writes David Mellett, CARO Co-ordinator for the Atlantic Seaboard North.

COMPETITION LAUNCHED TO FIND EUROPE’S GREENEST CITIES

With the European Commission competition now launched to find Europe's greenest cities, all applications for the 2023 European Green Capital and 2022 European Green Leaf Awards need to be submitted on or before 28 October 2020.  

THE ELECTED VOICE FOR CITY AND COUNTY COUNCILLORS

Cllr Mick Cahill’s time at the helm of Association of Irish Local Government (AILG) has seen a progressive vision take hold, linking both local and national politics. The Longford Councillor outlines his presidential priorities for a national organisation that represents the elected members of Ireland’s 31 local authorities.

MORE COMMUNITIES SET THEIR SITES ON CONSERVATION!

Since 2016, the Heritage Council has encouraged communities around Ireland to take a more active role in maintaining monuments in their area through the ‘Adopt A Monument’ scheme, which will be reviewed next year to measure how well it is meeting the needs of the community, best conservation practice and the aims of the Council. 

KILDARE ROLLS OUT SOCIAL HOUSING IN RATHANGAN

Kildare County Council’s latest social housing scheme, under Rebuilding Ireland’s Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness, has seen the delivery of 18 new properties to families and individuals in Rathangan who are on the council’s social housing list, with one unit allocated using the Choice-Based Letting Scheme.

CLANN’S AGE-FRIENDLY HOUSING AT YOUR SERVICE

With over 700 properties in management, Clann has the largest age-friendly social housing development programme in Ireland. Clann aims to address the growing demand for innovative housing for older people by delivering over 800 new homes before the end of 2022.

OFFSHORE WIND PARK SET TO DOCK IN ARKLOW HARBOUR

Arklow Harbour has been chosen by SSE Renewables as its preferred base for an offshore wind park, which will help County Wicklow to achieve its goal of becoming a Centre of Excellence for the Offshore Renewable Energy sector.

LATEST PLANS SET TO BLOOM IN GARDEN COUNTY

Wicklow’s County Development Plan for 2021-2027, which incorporates areas such as economic development, settlement strategy, tourism and retail strategy, climate change, green infrastructure, sustainable transport and town planning, was announced at a recent Wicklow County Council Business Briefing for 2020.  

HOUSING FIRST MODEL ROLLED OUT IN THE MID-EAST REGION

Peter McVerry Trust will work closely with county councils in Kildare, Meath and Wicklow to deliver the latest Housing First initiative in the mid-east region, where the immediate focus will be on an active settlement approach to help people with complex needs.

€7.7M NETTED FOR TALLAGHT STADIUM UPGRADE

South Dublin County Council has invested €7.7m to upgrade Tallaght Stadium that includes the building of a new North Stand and the development of the West Stand to a high-quality corporate area.