Tuesday January 28, 2020

Crackdown on planning for house driveways along national roads

Transport Infrastructure Ireland ups its objections to applications due to road safety concerns

Killian Woods

Business reporter

11th August, 2019
Minister for Transport Shane Ross and Michael Fitzmaurice, independent TD for Roscommon-Galway Pic: RollingNews.ie

Ireland’s roads body has stepped up efforts to hinder the development of houses with driveways opening onto national roads.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) regularly issues advice to local authorities to help inform planning decisions. If the body disagrees with a ruling, it would appeal the decision to national planners An Bord Pleanàla.

Following no appeals to the national planning board in 2017, TII increased its number of third-party objections against people...

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