Saturday 16 December 2017

Local planning is undemocratic

MS Kathleen Ryan (Letters, January 13) highlighted the disastrous planning in Tallaght. As a resident of Tallaght for 45 years, I endorse everything she said.

The institutional vandalising of Tallaght village and surrounding area is aptly described by Kevin Myers as “villages raped by mass surburbanisation”. This country is led by autocratic planners who have their own agendas. Consultation with community is nothing more than an exercise in ticking boxes. Democracy does not exist.

Your leading article on January 10 got it right, commenting on “the outright contempt that disregards every principle of democracy”. We know all about it in Tallaght. The Government has abdicated responsibility to unelected officials.

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