Coveney express planning proposal angers council

Proposal would allow developers to skip normal process

23rd December, 2016
Eoin O Broin Pic: RollingNews.ie

The housing minister, Simon Coveney, has angered councillors with his plan to fast-track large housing developments to an Bord Pleanála. The plan will see large developers skipping the normal planning process at council level in an attempt to speed up the delivery of estates and apartment blocks of more than 100 units.

The Department of Housing has produced figures showing that it took an average of 81 weeks to get planning permission for 18...

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