Just a quick reminder that submissions on the Boyne Greenway between Drogheda and Mornington close next Friday 11 September. Submissions must reach An Bord Pleanála by 5.30pm – there is no fee for making a submission.
The plans can be viewed on the Meath Co Co website here.
We are happy to report that a planning application for 21 residential units in Julianstown has been withdrawn following Protect East Meath’s observations relating to serious environmental issues with the proposal
The High Court today formally quashed a decision of An Bord Pleanála granting permission for a 450-unit development off the Marsh Road in Drogheda.
In February this year, An Bord Pleanála conceded that its decision was invalid but the developer, Ravala Limited, applied to the court to be allowed contest Protect East Meath’s challenge.
This morning the High Court ruled that in this case Ravala couldn’t continue with the challenge because the court wasn’t satisfied that it could meet the strict standards for the assessment of impacts on habitats protected by EU law.
Davy Target Investments ICAV, has applied to An Bord Pleanála for planning permission for a strategic housing development on a site area of 4.8ha located at The Steeples Road, Duleek, Co. Meath in the townland of Commons. The proposed development will consist of 167 no. dwellings and a 2 storey creche (415sq.m), including 93 no. 2 storey, 3 & 4 bedroom houses and 74 no. duplex units & apartments, as well as all associated site development works, including the provision of a roadside footpath and cyclepath along The Steeples Road, 2 no. ESB sub-stations, car parking, bin & bicycle storage, public open spaces, hard and soft landscaping, boundary treatments and public lighting. Access to the development will be via one new vehicular entrance off The Steeples Road.
In February Protect East Meath made observations to Meath County Council about a planning application seeking to build 21 houses in Julianstown. The application proposes destroying party of a proposed Natural Heritage Area, development on land zoned for high amenity and on areas prone to flooding. There were also concerns about interference with Julianstown bridge (a protected structure) and assessment of protected birds and bats.
Since our observation went in the county council has asked the developer to supply extensive further information. You can download our submission here and the request for further information here.