Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Questions (305)

Jan O'Sullivan


305. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if he has received correspondence (details supplied) in regard to the purchase of a house in Bray, County Wicklow, by Wicklow County Council for the purpose of providing car parking spaces; his plans to intervene under the Part 8 process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4746/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I have received the correspondence referred to by the Deputy.

As the Deputy is aware, I have no role in the approval process set down in section 179 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) for proposed developments by local authorities that fall within the classes of development prescribed under section 179 of the Act.

It would therefore be inappropriate for me to comment on any individual proposal being advanced by a local authority under those procedures, which is a matter for the individual local authority concerned.