Planning

"Bad planning is not a victimless crime," commented Dr. Berna Grist of UCD recently. An Taisce engages in the planning process with a view to having law and policy properly applied, for the good of communities.

22nd September 2011

“Sanity in Metro West Decision – An Taisce”

Today, An Taisce complemented Minister Varadker for putting a stop on the Metro West folly but he must continue and deliver a cost effective transport solution for Dublin.

21st September 2011

Press Release 21st. September 2011

“An Taisce welcomes Minister Shatter’s decision on Super-Casinos”

An Taisce today welcomes The Minster for Justice’s statement that future Casino licensing law would not allow for “large resort-style casinos, such as have been proposed by some promoters”

21st September 2011

Press Release 21st. September 2011

“An Taisce calls for Moratorium on Fracking”

An Taisce called for a moratorium on ‘Fracking’ in a presentation to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Environment, Transport, Culture and the Gaeltacht.

23rd August 2011

An Taisce Calls for joined up thinking between the Commission for Energy Regulation, The Department of Environment and Planning Authorities.

An Taisce recently appealed two wind farms on environmental concerns, one in Co. Galway (PL07.238734) and one in County Clare (PL03 .237524). Last week An Bord Pleanála refused planning permission for the one in Co. Galway and this week they granted planning permission for the one in Co. Clare but this may never be connected to the Grid.

22nd August 2011

OLIVIA KELLY and MARIE O'HALLORAN Irish Times Monday 22nd August 2011

THE OWNERS of the former Bewley’s Cafe on Westmoreland Street in Dublin are facing legal action following damage to valuable stained-glass windows believed to be the work of the father of artist Harry Clarke.

20th August 2011

PLANS TO open a McDonald’s fast-food restaurant in Dublin’s Temple Bar would detract from the cultural, artistic and historic character of the area, An Taisce has said.

19th August 2011

FRANK McDONALD The Irish Times - Friday, August 19, 2011

AN BORD Pleanála has refused planning permission for a major wind farm in Connemara, consisting of 27 turbines, on the basis that it would “erode the visual and environmental amenity of this area” of Co Galway.

Overturning Galway County Council’s decision to approve the scheme after it was appealed by An Taisce, Inland Fisheries Ireland and six individual objectors, the board said the Connemara landscape “is one of the principal assets of the tourism industry” in the county.

17th July 2011

Press Release 17th July 2011

“Major Planning Decision protecting Connemara Landscape”

Refusal by An Bord Pleanála ref: PL07.238734 overturning permission by Galway County Council Ref 10/1326, for 27 wind turbines at Lettermuckoo, Muckanaghkillew Galway

An Bord Pleanála has refused a major wind energy development in east Connemara following appeal by An Taisce and a number of local sources.

5th August 2011
3rd August 2011

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