The Action Plan for Housing.

Your answer to the valid point about derelict properties is to try and make out that they can't be brought back into use, but it doesn't end there, a more competent government than the present one would at least attempt to deal with the issues preventing them from becoming viable homes, they can be part of the answer, like it or not.

As for sneering at people's objections to new developments, each one should be taken on it's individual merits, but you prefer to label all objectors as nimbys and cranks.

Do you really think that people living near the Manhattan like having it as an empty eyesore? Of course they don't, that doesn't mean they will automatically accept any plans put forward for its development.
No.

I gave reasons as to why many empty/vacant properties cannot be brought back into use easy/immediatly.

The local authorities are the biggest landlords and are responsible and not central Government

Objections are taken on their merit and all open and transparent online. 90% of objections are spurious if you have a look at the online planning portal
 

Hank Scorpio

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Highlands,Glounthane and it could not happen to a bigger prick

Theres a real can of worms after being opened here

Michelle Fagan, a board member of An Bord Pleanala is now accused of not declaring her ownership of an architectural firm which provided services to a developer whose controversial plans she approved at ABP.

Fagan has just deleted her LinkedIn after this story broke.


Its starting to look like a senior counsel report isn't going to cut it for the goings on at ABP.

The current board including the now suspended Hyde and likely soon to be suspended Fagan were appointed by then housing minister Eoghan Murphy. That clown's decisions still doing wreck even after he's left politics.
 
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The needs immediate suspension of the board as there are clear conflicts of interest.

A tribunal beckons and planning decisions could be delayed and challenged.
 

Hank Scorpio

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The needs immediate suspension of the board as there are clear conflicts of interest.

A tribunal beckons and planning decisions could be delayed and challenged.


I've also read that of the current board's* decisions , there have been 32 judicial reviews and 30 of those have overturned the planning boards decision.

Thats an astonishingly high percentage (93.75%) and seriously calls into question the basis of their decision making.

I understand the current audit underway is examining their planning appeals for conflict of interests. You would wonder just how many terrible calls have been made by this board.


Hyde is maintaining that in one of the cases under investigation that he didn't realise it was his brothers house when he intervened to allow planning to be granted .That stretches credibity and it is far more likely that he brought it to the chairs attention only when he realised the on the ditch website was blowing the whistle on his dodgy dealing.


I agree that the current board should be disbanded. The public cannot have any confidence in their decision making. At the very least there have been many severe breaches of the boards code of conduct and from the sounds of things Hyde and Fagan have broken the law under the section 148 of the Planning and Development act 2000 which specifically addresses the alleged conflict of interest.
 

Hank Scorpio

Full Member
Front page of today's Examiner


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Hank Scorpio

Full Member
Tramps making decisions for self gain thus affecting other peoples chances of getting a home,


You'd certainly wonder at what point does this become a criminal matter and the Gardai start an investigation. It would certainly appear to the layman that there have been laws broken here.


Matlock?
 
Tramps making decisions for self gain thus affecting other peoples chances of getting a home,
People seeking to either rent or buy a house are simply screwed by the system at the best of times and then you apply a hidden layer of corruption and politicians objections then they are doubly screwed.

All of these nefarious actions add to the lack of supply, delays and higher costs.
 
Fairly straightforward solution to this really - get rid of the actual board members, and just have the inspectors. God forbid you just allow actual planners to make planning decisions instead of a collection of various political appointees. What, for example, does a former lobbyist for the waste industry know about assessing planning applications and making informed judgements?

And in case anybody mentions it - Paul Hyde isn't a planner, he's a private architect who did a degree in planning and was appointed to the board two years later. He had no professional experience of making planning decisions.
 

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