Council taking enforcement action against lack of permission for Howth Junction train station

Fingal County Council is taking enforcement action in relation to the lack of planning permission for Howth Junction Dart station.  I’m pushing this because of the blocking of disabled access from the station to Fás and Baldoyle Industrial Estate.


Question :        Councillor D. Healy

"To ask the Manager to report on progress in relation to planning enforcement at Howth Junction Dart Station in particular the issue of disabled access to the Station from Baldoyle Industrial Estate?"


A letter was issued to Iarnród Éireann relating to their failure to seek planning permission for the works carried out at Howth Junction Railway Station.

In addition the concerns raised about the removal of an existing right-of-way from the central platform of Howth Junction Station to FÁSBaldoyle Industrial estate and particular the disabled access from the pedestrian access to the central platform.  No response was received from Iarnród Éireann.

A Warning Letter under Section 152(1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 was issued on 19th September, 2006.  This letter allows a period of four weeks for submissions or observations to be lodged by the person served.

No response has been received and accordingly, an Enforcement Notice will be issued in the near future.