Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (351)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

351. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the action it is proposed to take over in-fill carried out at a location (details supplied) without a foreshore licence in view of the fact the matter is going on for a long time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38414/20]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

My Department’s legal advisors and officials are currently exploring a number of potential options in seeking to progress the matter in question. The legislation and policies surrounding the management of developments and activities in the marine space is being updated under the Marine Planning and Development Management Bill and the draft National Marine Planning Framework which may guide the future direction of this case.

This case involves complex legal issues, and consideration must also be given to how the public interest is best served in the context of the future management of the area in question.