Community engagement in Ireland’s planning & appeals process 

Article from Irish Examiner setting out timelines and issues re community input to planning applications and appeals in the case of the Indaver Ringaskiddy incinerator project. Highlights issues in the decision making planning process, especially in relation to projects with the potential for environmental impact, and the problems in terms of Aarhus convention & access to justice particularly regarding costs. Prof. Aine Ryall of University College Cork has written extensively about Aarhus. Interesting to note that the 2017 Local Area Plan has rezoned the site for educational uses to complement the adjacent Maritime College & Research Centre. 

The decision by An Bord Pleanala was due this week, after six deferments but looks like the date has been put back again. 

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