Protect East Meath continues to monitor the Council’s compliance with legal obligations to post planning files online – a requirement that was introduced in response to the public health crisis which means that traveling to Navan to inspect paper files is becoming more difficult.
Protect East Meath has filed an observation on Irish Cement’s plans for a major development at its Platin factory. Protect East Meath is concerned that no notices were placed in the East Meath area or in local newspapers and Meath County Council did not put the plans online despite being required to do so by legislation.
Shannon Homes has given notice that it will have another go at trying to obtain planning permission for a large housing development between the Colpe Road and the Mill Road. Permission for a similar development at the same location was refused in February by An Bord Pleanála on the basis of inadequate bird surveys relating to the nearby Boyne Estuary SPA.
The planning application can be viewed at this link
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We are happy to report that a planning application for 21 residential units in Julianstown has been withdrawn following Protect East Meath’s observations relating to serious environmental issues with the proposal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.