Mast at Bray Garda Station is not exempt from planning permission
A 140-FOOT mast at Bray Garda Station is not exempt from planning permission, according to An Bord Pleanála.
Residents were up in arms last may after the erection of the structure, some of which is used for mobile phone technology.
he furious residents held a meeting and said that they were told it did not require planning permission because it is classed as an exempted development.
One angry resident said last year that they were ‘very disheartened and quite disturbed’ that the mast had appeared almost overnight with no invitations for submissions from interested parties.
Residents referred the matter to An Bord Pleanála in May 2007 and received a response on Monday. ‘We don’t know what happens now, but we are pleased with the decision of the Board,’ said one nearby householder.
They said that while they must wait to see what happens next, they are pleased with the decision of the Board.
The mast is being used for communications purposes and is a replacement for a previous structure.
This is the second controversial mast to be erected in the grounds of the Garda Station in recent times, with a smaller mast put up a number of years ago.