Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (183)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

183. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he considers that, in circumastances in which he and his Department have no function with regard to individual planning decisions, he and his Department do have a function in relation to the overall credibility and integrity of the planning system and if he considers that the continued operation of facilities that are themselves egregrious examples of bad planning will tend to undermine public confidence in the planning system that he supervises and oversees; if he wil provide a look-back mechanism in the Planning and Development Bill 2013, whereby instances of questionable planning since the 1963 Act can be referred to the regulator for adjudication; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26395/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I refer to the reply to Question No. 167 of 29 May which set out the position in this matter.