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Ireland round-up: Galway airport, equestrian facility ruling

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in the Republic of Ireland: August 12-18

Growing vehicle use threatens national climate change target

Officials from the Republic of Ireland’s transport department have warned that the country’s growing population and increasing vehicle use are making it difficult for the state to meet its 2020 climate change targets.

The Planner news

An Board Pleanála rules on equestrian facility use

An Board Pleanála has ruled that the temporary use of part of an equestrian facility as a dining area does not require planning permission.

Irish Planning News

Galway airport development feasibility study commissioned

Galway’s two local authorities are to commission consultants to carry out a feasibility study for the development of the 46 hectare site that contains Galway Airport.

The Independent