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27 May 2022

Kildare County Council ‘will go to court’ to protect planning, meeting hears

Council meeting report

Kildare County Council ‘will go to court’ to protect planning, meeting hears

Cllr Rob Power, who tabled the motion

Kildare Co Council warned it will go to the High Court if necessary to enforce the local planning laws within the county.

Cllr Robert Power had tabled a motion at the June meeting of the Kildare-Newbridge municipal district calling on the Council to deal decisively with developers found to have undertaken works without planning permission, “particularly in cases where irreversible damage was caused to the built and natural heritage.”

The Council said proceedings for non-compliance with an Enforcement Notice for unauthorised developments will be taken in the District Court in most cases but injunctions may also be sought in the Circuit Court or High Court.

The Council will also seek to recover its costs and court-imposed fines.

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