New Planning Rules to Allow Future Development of Quarries


Author: Deirdre O’Mahony and Yvonne Scannell

New planning rules allow quarries to apply to An Bord Pleanála (ABP) for permission for future development in conjunction with ‘substitute consent’ applications for historic development.

If you have spent the last five years getting to grips with the planning rules applicable to historic quarry development, you may not be pleased to learn that new planning rules have recently been introduced.  Look closer, however, and you should be pleasantly surprised.  The new rules are not intended to inflict more hardship on quarry owners for historic development, but to facilitate them in securing planning consent for future development.

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