Green activist David Healy welcomes An Bord Pleanála’s ruling that Howth Junction Station needs planning permission.
An Bord Pleanála has ruled that most of Howth Junction train station was illegally rebuilt without planning permission. The decision was made in response to a section 5 referral submitted by Fingal County Council as a result of a motion from then Councillor David Healy. David is particularly concerned that the rebuilt train station does not provide for mobility impaired access to Fás Training Centre and Baldoyle Industrial Estate.
The Bord Pleanála decision means that a planning application to Fingal
County Council will now have to be made by Iarnród Éireann for the
section of the station on the east of the Dublin-Belfast line. This
will give an opportunity for the public to seek the necessary
improvements to the station.
Dublin City Council (who granted
planning permission for the part of the station to the west of the
Dublin-Belfast line) have already required that full mobility-impaired
access is provided at the station. However, despite numerous requests
from David over the last year they have failed to enforce this planning
* An Bord Pleanála decision
David: 087 6178852