Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (398)

Martin Ferris

Question:

398. Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Clare County Council has been unable to locate a planning file (details supplied) relating to the Westpark estate development in Spanish Point, County Clare; that this development is the subject of a complaint to the Commission of the European Communities regarding failure to comply with community law regarding sewer leaks from an alleged unauthorised wastewater treatment plant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24568/14]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I have not been made aware of any issue in relation to a planning file but I am aware that the development in question is part of pre-infringement proceeding in relation to waste water discharges initiated against Ireland by the European Commission in March 2013. My Department issued a formal reply to the European Commission on 21 June 2013 and a response from the Commission is awaited.