Written Answers. - Amendment of Planning Acts.

Tuesday, 22 March 1994

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 440 No. 4

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  73.  Ms O'Donnell  Information on Liz O'Donnell  Zoom on Liz O'Donnell   asked the Minister for the Environment  Information on Michael Smith  Zoom on Michael Smith   the plans, if any, he has to amend the Planning Acts to deal with the situation in which the local authority is powerless to take action to remove travellers camped on private land at the entrance to Castlebrook, Dundrum, Dublin 14.

Minister for the Environment (Mr. M. Smith): Information on Michael Smith  Zoom on Michael Smith  The Planning Acts provide for enforcement action against breaches of the requirements of that code, including the carrying out of development without planning permission. The issues raised by situations such as that outlined would generally appear to be outside the remit of the planning process.


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