Planning & Development
The National Risk Assessment for 2014
The Taoiseach has published the Draft National Risk Assessment for 2014. The good news is that, by implication, there will be another in 2015 and that it is open for public comments until the 30th June. The bad news is that, in briefly harking back to the past, it fails to correctly describe what really happened. Then there’s the tone; the authors never question the possibility that they are not competent to write the Assessment. Presumably, they followed the nostrum […]
That imaginary Manhattan of 1942 will live forever and will defeat all other versions of Manhattan from any time.
The Waste Bin
What is of moment is this: we no longer care about traffic, that is, the private motor car. We have changed our viewpoint. We cheerfully squeeze it daily into a narrow traffic lane in Patrick Street. That’s not the only change. Dublin Corporation is now Dublin City Council: it hasn’t gone away and it is still an institution of vision.
Objectors, therefore should research the past history of an applicant and the history of his/her developments and provide that evidence to the planning authority.
Firstly, the Planning and Development Act 2000 places no express obligation on the prosecution to prove that the “development” is unauthorised. Development, whether of use or of works, is not unauthorised unless it post-dates 1st October 1964.
Quarries, no less than any other development, are subject to control by application to the High Court
Walk this way
Certainty is good for business. Ireland has now produced a series of standard contracts for use in public construction and engineering projects.
Corrib Gas case update
THE HIGH COURT Record No: 840P/2005 BETWEEN: SHELL E & P IRELAND LIMITED Plaintiff And PHILIP MCGRATH, JAMES PHILBIN, WILLIE CORDUFF, MONICA MULLER, BRID MCGARRY, PETER SWEETMAN Defendants And THE MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS MARINE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, IRELAND AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Defendants to the counterclaim of second and fifth defendants Update (6th June 2008) 1. The High Court, on the application of the Defendants to the Counterclaim, has ordered the trial of a preliminary issue. 2. The issue will […]
The Minister has issued guidelines to the planning authorities on quarries. The guidelines emphasise that âregistrationâ? does not authorise an unauthorised development.
A good cog?
Who, in the name of goodness, does the UK Roads Authority use to write its contracts?