An Taisce allege political interference in West Sligo planning decision

An Taisce are not too happy in Sligo:

Major questions have been exposed on Sligo County council competence and political interference in the planning process by a refusal by An Bord Pleanala to allow a housing development go ahead in West Sligo.

That’s according to An Taisce who appealled a decision by Sligo County council to grant planning permission for a 12 house development on the N59 at Corballa.

An Bord pleanala upheld An Taisce’s appeal on the grounds that it was not happy the site would be drained satisfactorily, and that the increased traffic on the N59 would endanger public safety.

Commenting today, An Taisce spokesperson Ian Lumley said planning permission should never have been granted by Sligo county council in the first place.

He also said the vested interests of individual landowners are being put before public health and safety risks by Sligo county councillors.