Saturday 25 November 2017

Government should not be interfering in planning issues

Paul Melia

Paul Melia

THE Government is coming dangerously close to interfering in our planning process through this latest move on the pylons controversy.

It now wants an expert group to examine if a 2012 report it commissioned, and accepted, is good enough to help planners decide if the 100km North-South Interconnector should be erected on pylons, or placed underground.

It's not the job of government to provide reports for An Bord Pleanala when deciding planning applications.

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