Ombudsman warns of blatant abuses' of planning laws

Ombudsman warns of blatant abuses' of planning laws
The Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall, claims it is difficult for local councils to enforce the planning laws. Picture: Maura Hickey

The Ombudsman has warned about “blatant abuses” of the planning system including the building of a private airstrip without permission.

The Ombudsman has warned about “blatant abuses” of the planning system including the building of a private airstrip without permission.

In an interview with *The Sunday Business Post,* Peter Tyndall said there were regular complaints about the lack of planning enforcement by city and county councils.

“We see cases of quite blatant abuses of the planning system which local authorities don’t act on,” he said.

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