Tuesday 25 July 2017

Planning warnings for seven city crèches

Little child girl playing in kindergarten in Montessori preschool Class.
Little child girl playing in kindergarten in Montessori preschool Class.
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

Seven crèches in Dublin have been issued with warning letters for breaches of planning laws.

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council said it issued the warnings after receiving a complaint on the issue. It is understood that more than 50 premises were identified in the complaint.

The move comes as an organisation representing childcare workers says many pre-school facilities in Ireland are operating in breach of planning laws.

The Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP) said the problem was "a huge issue" with potential legal and insurance ramifications.

These planning warning letters stated that the childcare facilities were operating in breach of planning conditions or, in one instance, had no planning permission.

Irish Independent

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