There have been a number of articles in the national press this week concerning the efforts, through the consultation process for the forthcoming National Planning Framework, to review and revise the Midlands Gateway (Athlone-Tullamore-Mullingar).
New traffic arrangements will come into effect on the north and south city centre quays from Sunday 20th August 2017 to coincide with the Luas Cross City tram testing and to ensure that road users have time to adapt to these permanent changes before day time testing starts in September.
William Hynes is the Managing Director of Future Analytics Consulting (FAC), which he co-founded with Stephen M. Purcell in 2010. During this time the company has grown exponentially to employ 23 staff. He is a Chartered Town Planner, a Chartered Surveyor and economist, with extensive experience in strategic planning and transportation, and a member of the Central Statistics Office (CSO) Expert Group on national and regional population projections.
GIS and Research Analyst Fergus Fahey is one of the more recent additions to the FAC team, having joined the company in September of this year. Since then, he has worked on projects relating to homelessness in Dublin 8, planning for a hotel in the Coombe, a web map viewer application for planning information and mapping the distribution of student accommodation. These projects have enabled Fergus to apply many of the GIS and Spatial Statistics skills which he developed writing the thesis to modern census data.
The Irish Planning Institute held its Winter Planning Law Seminar in Portlaoise on Thursday 24th November. The event is an opportunity to catch up on the latest legal developments affecting the practice of planning and is a key event in the IPI’s CPD calendar.