Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (583)

Darragh O'Brien


583. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his views on the development of a regional sewage treatment plant at Clonshaugh, County Dublin, proposed in the Greater Dublin Drainage project on behalf of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46521/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Since 1 January 2014, Irish Water has statutory responsibility for all aspects of water services planning, delivery and operation at national, regional and local levels.

In addition, under Section 30 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), as Minister, I am precluded from exercising power or control in relation to any particular case with which a planning authority or An Bord Pleanála is or may be concerned.

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