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Road safety concerns see 800 planning applications refused

Cars turning in and out of house entrances and side roads are a prime cause of accidents on national roads

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
20th November, 2016
Speed Limits play a big part in planning applications Pic: RollingNews.ie

Around 800 applicants for one-off houses with road frontage have been turned down over the past five years due to safety concerns.

Owning land with road frontage has been always seen as a positive in terms of getting planning permission for a home.

But cars turning in and out of house entrances and side roads are a prime cause of accidents on national roads with a speed limit of 100 kilometres per hour. The new road...

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