Johnny Ronan slams ‘stupid’ planning rules in letter to Coveney

Developer tells Housing Minister restrictions are "stupid"

23rd December, 2016
Johnny Ronan said two years was too long to wait to have the development plan changed to allow buildings taller than seven storeys

High-profile property developer Johnny Ronan has told Minister for Housing Simon Coveney that rules which would prevent him building high-rise apartments in the Dublin docklands are “stupid”.

In a letter to the minister, Ronan said that current rules which limit residential development in Spencer Dock to under seven storeys are “not only wasteful, but also stupid”.

A Ronan-linked company recently won a bidding war for the development site at Spencer Dock,...

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