Con­cern grow­ing at num­ber of ‘one-off houses’ per­mis­sion

Bray People - - News -

CON­CERN over the in­creas­ing num­bers of in­stances where Wick­low County Coun­cil mem­bers have di­rected the County Man­ager to grant plan­ning per­mis­sion for one-off houses where the plan­ning depart­ment has made clear its op­po­si­tion, has been raised at Coun­cil Cham­bers.

An un­usu­ally high num­ber of ‘Sec­tion 104’ di­rec­tions on Mon­day’s agenda prompted Cllr. Ge­orge Jones to ques­tion whether the in­crease is set to be­come a trend at fu­ture meet­ings.

Di­rec­tor of Ser­vices Des O’Brien told mem­bers that plan­ners go to great lengths to visit sites and re­visit files but that there is still a per­cep­tion that it is prefer­able to get a Sec­tion 104 even if plan­ners ad­vise against de­vel­op­ment on a given site.

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