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    Default Building on a flood plain in 2013

    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.
    Green Party - News - Proposed Petrol Station in Floodplain puts River Shannon at Risk

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    Do these people never learn. Flood plain the clue is in the name. Nuts!!!!!
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    Ah well, he'll get what he deserves. Give it a decade or so...
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    We seem to be stuck at stage one of the learning process when it comes to flood plains. There's a new hotel and adjoining houses going to rot in a village in the west of Ireland near where I have a bolt hole.

    The local Council were told during the planning stage that the area was prone to flooding, but they gave the go-ahead anyway.

    Now they're trying to figure out a solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hewson View Post
    We seem to be stuck at stage one of the learning process when it comes to flood plains. There's a new hotel and adjoining houses going to rot in a village in the west of Ireland near where I have a bolt hole.

    The local Council were told during the planning stage that the area was prone to flooding, but they gave the go-ahead anyway.

    Now they're trying to figure out a solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos the black View Post
    Ah well, he'll get what he deserves. Give it a decade or so...
    Probably hoping the Shannon will rise high enough so he can service the cruisers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpast View Post
    Stilts?
    I was thinking that a visit to the Philippines was in order for the geniuses in Planning. River houses, leeches, disease-carrying mosquitos, the clap . . .

    They'd surely learn something new there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat View Post
    Probably hoping the Shannon will rise high enough so he can service the cruisers
    It wont be rising after the Dubs take their water out of it
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    I wouldn't fancy trying to get insurance cover on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos the black View Post
    Ah well, he'll get what he deserves. Give it a decade or so...
    A large insurance pay off?

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