Wednesday July 8, 2020

Planning for 1,800 homes could face legal challenge

Barrister warns that councillors’ working remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions invites legal challenge due to rules requiring presence in person

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

14th June, 2020
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, most Dublin city councillors were only allowed attend these notification meetings online rather than in its headquarters on Wood Quay in Dubli

Planning permission for 1,800 new homes could be open to challenge due to a council’s use of remote working technology during Covid-19.

Under the fast-track planning process, councillors have to be consulted about large new developments in their areas before the project goes to An Bord Pleanála to seek permission. The councillors are supposed to be physically present at the meetings.

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, most Dublin city councillors were only...

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