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Trim Planning decision must be open to full public scrutiny

31 January, 2005


Sinn Féin Councillor Joe Reilly has backed calls for an immediate investigation into the selling of land opposite Trim Castle to a developer, which had been designated as a car park, and for which the County Council had received a grant of 63,000 from the Department of the Environment. The Department is now seeking the return of the grant.

Councillor Reilly said:

"Concerns have been raised by people, not just in Trim but across Meath, at revelations that land opposite Trim Castle, which had been designated as a car park and for which the County Council had received a grant for 63,000, was sold to a property developer.

"It is important that people have confidence in how planning and development are being dealt with across the county. This land deal raises many questions, which need to be answered immediately - we need to know the detail of this deal, when and how the land was sold, how the matter was dealt with by the Council and how we proceed from here.

"I want to back calls for an immediate, transparent investigation into the matter."ENDS

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