More leniency for families in planning application decisions

The County Manager has given assurances to Fine Gael Councillors that he will be more lenient when it comes to planning applications from families. However in a meeting with the party it was also conveyed that The Planning Department will be become more vigorous on the occupancy clause. This clause ensures that applicants who receive their planning permission will actually reside on the property. Cllr Bobby O Connell says the council are clamping down on property speculation by limiting planning to locals.