Bartra complains to Housing Minister over Dublin council’s rate of planning refusals

The property developer also accused the planning regulator of ‘comparing apples with oranges’ after it pointed out that South Dublin County Council had approved 88% of all planning applications last year

Mike Flannery, chief executive of Bartra Capital: the company told the government that ‘overly prescriptive’ planning rules were slowing residential development. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Bartra complained directly to the Housing Minister over South Dublin County Council’s high rate of refusal for residential development in the area.

Correspondence obtained by the Business Post shows the property developer wrote to Darragh O’Brien last month citing analysis which showed that the council had recommended the rejection of 90 per cent of residential property planning applications in Tallaght, an area in its remit, over the last four years.

Many of these applications were ...