One of the tasks of local authorities under the government’s climate action plan is to draw up a list of roads in their areas that are suitable for reallocation to active travel, i.e. walking and cycling. This is so that carbon emissions for car transport can be reduced.
Louth County Council has supplied their list and a map for Drogheda which we have copied below. We are still waiting for Meath’s list for the area.
Many residents of East Meath will have noticed a telecoms mast that appeared beside the Inse Bay bus stop during the week. It appears that the mast didn’t get planning permission but was licensed by Meath County Council under legislation designed to permit tables and chairs outside restaurants. Unlike planning permission there is no notice or public submissions. It all takes place behind closed doors. In most case the first anyone knows about it is when the mast goes up.
The reasons we can see the planning history is because the council originally told the developer to notify local residents but the developer decided this was too much trouble and appealed to An Bord Pleanála to have this condition removed.
We have copied below some of the files from the planning decision
This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will outline the steps to be undertaken by Meath County Council in the preparation and publication of a Settlement Capacity Audit(s) (SCA) for County Meath. The SOP sets out the legislative requirement to prepare an SCA to inform the Council in respect of the land use strategy and application of the ‘Tiered Approach to Zoning’ as required by Appendix 3 of the National Planning Framework.
This document was produced by Meath County Council following our successful challenge to the over-zoning in the Southern Environs of Drogheda and will be used to inform the procedure to vary the plan to comply with the court ruling.
The High Court published its judgment quashing changes to the residential zoning in South Drogheda which released significantly more building land than was needed for the population projected by the national planning framework. There is a copy below if anyone is interested.
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