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Building on a flood plain in 2013


ger12

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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

Sligo Today News for Sligo County - Ex TD gets planning nod despite massive opposition
 


Mackers

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Do these people never learn. Flood plain the clue is in the name. Nuts!!!!!
 

Marcos the black

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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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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.
Stilts?:D
 

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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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wombat

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It wont be rising after the Dubs take their water out of it:D
Ming won't have that:lol:
Just a thought, surely there is also a road on this floodplane?
 

IbrahaimMohamad

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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

Sligo Today News for Sligo County - Ex TD gets planning nod despite massive opposition
The 100 year frequency and 200 frequency floods can be several times the volume of the average annual flood.

It is one thing to get planning permission. It is yet another to get finance or to get some mug to buy form you!
 

ger12

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ger12

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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.
Wouldn't it cost less to follow expert advice and work within the local area plan? You know, do things the right way ...
 

Expose the lot of them

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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

Sligo Today News for Sligo County - Ex TD gets planning nod despite massive opposition
There was a deafening silence from the veggies when ABP overruled its own inspectors recommendations and granted planning permission totally inappropriate developments when they were keeping bertie and the lads in power.
 

ger12

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There was a deafening silence from the veggies when ABP overruled its own inspectors recommendations and granted planning permission totally inappropriate developments when they were keeping bertie and the lads in power.
Yep, sat on their arses ...

Gormley overturns rezoning decisions - RTÉ News


John Gormley to probe planning decisions - RTÉ News


And the 2010 Planning Act (amendment)

A return to the bad old days as Hogan to review 2010 planning legislation. | Galway Planning Blog
 

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I like to think myself to be a problem solver. "Flood plains? Where we are going, there are no flood plains."
 

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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.
Not more junkets, please!!!
 

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