Laura Noonan's analysis of An Bord Pleanála's refusals on residential units failed to point out the contexts of the 8,700 units refused, against the 150,000 units built, in 2004/2005. Even more useful would have been some analysis on reasons for refusal, which would relate mainly to inadequate sewerage provision or road access, or poor design and amenity.
To claim that most appeals are taken by “neighbours'‘ and local landowners who “were not involved in the developments'‘...
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