Permission for a 608-house development in Cork has been approved by An Bord Pleanála, under new strategic housing development (SHD) guidelines designed to fast-track new homes and student apartments to tackle the housing crisis. The approval for the development at Ballinglanna, Glanmire, for O’Flynn Construction is the first grant of permission outside of Dublin under the SHD process, which was introduced last year. It is also the first grant of a SHD permission for a residential development anywhere in the country by An Bord Pleanála. In Dublin, the board rejected an even more significant SHD application for 900 houses and apartments in Clay Farm, Leopardstown in January, while allowing over 2,000 new student beds in University College Dublin. The SHD process allows developers building over 100 homes, or 200 student beds, to seek planning permission directly from the planning appeals board, after pre-planning consultations. The Ballinglanna approval came just before … [Read more...] about Go-ahead for 608 new homes in Cork
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PUBLISHED: 06:28 18 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:20 18 March 2018 Mr Bumble at Dogs Trust Snetterton. Picture: DOGS TRUST SNETTERTON Archant His name is perhaps better known as a fictional character in the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. But this Mr Bumble is a five-year-old dog who is looking for a permanent new home. A spokesman for the charity Dogs Trust, which is currently looking after him at its Snetterton rehoming centre, described the ginger Shar Pei as someone who “loves the company of people and is full of character”. The spokesman added: “He loves people so much that he is looking for someone who is able to be home with him to begin with. “Chilled out and wanting a warm bed to snuggle in, Mr Bumble could live with children that are aged over 12. “He will need to be the only pet in the home so that he can have your love all to himself. “Travelling in the car is one of his favourite things to do. He knows his basic commands and loves … [Read more...] about Can you give Mr Bumble the dog a new home?
PUBLISHED: 12:07 25 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:39 25 February 2018 Jigsaw the dog. Picture: DOGS TRUST SNETTERTON Archant He could just be the missing piece in your life - but now you have a chance to offer lovely Jigzaw the dog a new home. The two-year-old greyhound, who is currently being looked after at Dogs Trust’s Snetterton rehoming centre, is said to be “looking for a quiet home where he can stretch out those long legs in a comfy bed”. A spokesman from the centre added: “He is looking for a relaxed adult-only home where he can go on gentle walks and enjoy the country life. “He would like to be the only dog in the home where he can have your love all to himself. “Jigzaw can live with older teens that are aged 16 and over. “He adores playing with soft toys and loves his treats. He travels well and thinks car rides are awesome! “He will need a fully fenced garden where he can go for a nice sprint and afterwards have a sleep … [Read more...] about Can you give lovely Jigzaw the dog a new home?
PUBLISHED: 20:18 11 February 2018 | UPDATED: 20:18 11 February 2018 Rio at Dogs Trust Snetterton. Picture: DOGS TRUST SNETTERTON Archant He is full of beans and always up for fun. And today Rio is looking to bring his fun and lively spirit to a new home. A spokesman at Dogs Trust Snetterton, where Rio is currently staying, said: “Handsome Rio is a bouncy boy, full of beans and always up for fun. “He loves everything, including treats, his toys and learning new things. This enthusiastic boy needs very patient owners who are willing to put in time with him to ensure he is provided with adequate physical and mental stimulation. “Rio has a lot of potential and needs the right owners to bring this out. His ideal home will be adult-only and have access to quiet walks, he will need to be the only pet in the home. “Once settled, Rio will make a fun and loyal companion. Anyone interested in giving Rio a new home should call Dogs Trust Snetterton on 0300 303 0292 … [Read more...] about Full of beans! Rio the dog looking for a new home
PUBLISHED: 10:33 28 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:46 28 January 2018 Taffy at Dogs Trust Snetterton. Picture: DOGS TRUST SNETTERTON Archant She loves her toys and food - and now Taffy the dog is looking a new home where she can eat and play to her hearts content. The seven-year-old Cardigan Welsh Corgi is described as a “lovely girl” who “once she gets to know you is very affectionate”. She is currently being looked after at the Dogs Trust rehoming centre in Snetterton. A spokesman for the centre said: “Bursting with character, this sweetheart loves her toys and her food. “She’ll need space to adjust to new people and potential new owners will have to be willing to come to the centre for multiple visits in order to get to know her. “The visits will ensure she becomes comfortable with you and will give her new owners a flavour of her real personality once she is at ease with you. “Taffy’s new home will need to be quiet and … [Read more...] about Can you give Taffy the dog a new home?