Well folks, can you believe it? The Greens complaining (yes, they haven't gone away) about An Bord Pleanala’s granting planning permission for a petrol station to be built on a floodplain in Carrick on Shannon to land owned by local Fine Gael Councillor Gerry Reynolds (former FG TD), despite its own Inspector’s report which strongly urged rejection.
Apparently a previous planning application for this site, by Tesco Ireland in 2007, was rejected by Leitrim County Council and An Bord Pleanala on the grounds that the proposed site was on a floodplain which was prone to regular flooding.
Bord Pleanala Inspector Deirdre MacGabhann recommended in a 25 page report that planning permission be refused and that its site on a floodplain was in conflict with the Local Area Plan..
So, question is, should Minister Hogan intervene?
Pics of the site are on the GP website.
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