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Extension of Moore Street planning permission ‘senseless’ – Mac Donncha

27 July, 2016 - by Mícheál Mac Donncha

Chairperson of the Lord Mayor's Forum on Moore Street and Sinn Féin Cllr Mícheál Mac Donncha has condemned the decision by Dublin City Council planners to extend to 2022 the planning permission for the proposed shopping mall that would destroy Moore Street.

Cllr Mac Donncha said: 

“The extension of this planning permission is senseless and contradictory in light of the High Court judgement that effectively vindicated the campaign for the preservation of the entire historic Moore Street terrace and 1916 ‘lanes of history’. 

“This decision is seriously flawed. Planning permission for the white elephant shopping mall was due to expire in early 2017. No work has been done on the unwanted development because the campaign to save Moore Street prevented it. Many changes to the original plan have been made by the developer. The landmark High Court judgement of Justice Max Barrett has effectively made those plans undeliverable, with the Government’s appeal not due to be heard until December 2017. 

“It is imperative now that the Moore Street Consultative Group recently established by Minister Heather Humphries meets as soon as possible and commences its work.” 

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