Written Answers. - Golf Course Development.

Thursday, 9 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 No. 2

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  33.  Mr. Sargent  Information on Trevor Sargent  Zoom on Trevor Sargent   asked the Minister for the Environment  Information on Brendan Howlin  Zoom on Brendan Howlin   if he will consider requiring existing golf courses built without the need for planning permission to have an ecological audit carried out and, where necessary, appropriate action be taken to protect coastal areas in particular and ecological areas in general. [9312/96]

[482]Minister for the Environment (Mr. Howlin): Information on Brendan Howlin  Zoom on Brendan Howlin  Golf courses developed prior to the introduction of the Local Government (Planning and Development) Regulations, 1994, were considered to be exempted development. I have no power to take action of the kind referred to in the question.


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