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
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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