An Bord Pleanála

Keegan takes aim at Hyde’s Docklands planning decision

Dublin City Council chief executive’s criticism comes amid increased scrutiny of the planning body

The chief executive of the country’s largest local authority told Graham Doyle, the Department of housing’s Secretary General, that a recent judicial review taken by the council had also proved the board was wrong in its final decision. Picture: Getty

Dublin City Council’s chief executive lambasted An Bord Pleanála for overruling its own inspector in a letter to the Department of Housing after a High Court case taken by the local authority as part of a Docklands planning dispute.

In a recent letter seen by the Business Post, Owen Keegan hit out at what he described as the board’s total contradiction of its own inspector and said the board had delayed a decision for one ...