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Tipp planning applications

Tuesday, 25th July, 2017 9:50am
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Tipp planning applications

Tipperary Co Council received a total of 624

planning applications between January 1st and May 31st 2017.

Of these, 184 were deemed invalid and 17 were

withdrawn. During the period, 404 applications were decided with 391

being granted planning permission and 13 being refused. Further

information was requested in 176 cases.

Commenting on the volume of planning applications

at last week's meeting of Tipperary Co Council, Cllr Michael Smith

(FF) questioned whether the planning section is adequately staffed.

Cllr Smith spoke of long delays with processing applications and said

it is “unfair” to place a heavy workload on planning staff.

Director of Services Karl Cashen said the council

has its full complement of planning staff. There has been an increase

in the number of planning applications “but not significantly so”,

he said. Mr Cashen did not however rule out revisiting the staffing

situation in the future should the need arise.

Senior Planner Brian Beck informed the meeting

that the current planning refusal rate in Tipperary is low at 2-3%.

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