Local Tallaght Councillor Charlie O’Connor recently enquired to the CEO of South Dublin County Council for his response to the recent An Bord Pleanala to grant permission in respect of the mast at Kingswood, Tallaght. The question also asked had the CEO considered all the implications of the decision in respect of any future work on the site.
South Dublin County Council representative replied with the following; ” The Planning Authority have reviewed and noted the appeal decision of An Bord Pleanala on the Section 254 Licence at Sylvan Drive, Kingswood (S25419/06). The Board Inspector recommended a refusal of permission on the basis that the subject site was outside the scope of the Section 254 legislation, namely the site was not on or along the public road. The Board did not accept the Inspectors recommendation and granted permission. It is noted that the licence is permitted for 3 years. The Planning Authority will have regard to Board decisions and inspectors reports as part of the assessment of future Section 254 licences.”