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A UCC economist has warned that objections to car traffic should not stand in the way of major housi

This article first appeared in the Irish Examiner here The comments, from regional policy expert Dr Frank Crowley, come as the southside of Cork city faces a number of fast-track planning applications, potentially resulting in more than 500 new homes in the coming years. Two major developments on the southside of Cork city have been submitted directly to An Bord Pleanála under the Strategic Housing Development (SHD) initiative which allows developers to bypass local authorities for developments of more than 100 units to speed up the construction of new houses. The deadline for public submissions on a proposed development of 251 houses in Cooney's Lane in Grange passed yesterday. Members of t

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