Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Foreshore Licence Applications
679. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 510 of 14 May 2019, the position regarding a foreshore licence for a proposal (details supplied) in County Dublin; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that works have commenced beside this highly environmentally sensitive location, yet the licence has still not been finally drafted by the Chief State Solicitor's Office; the steps he will take to have the works suspended until this is resolved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25483/19]
My Department has contacted the applicants for the foreshore licence concerned to confirm that no work is taking place on the foreshore prior to a licence issuing.
The applicants have advised that they are installing a manhole on a public road outside of the foreshore in Portrane. This work is being carried out under a Road Opening Licence permission from Fingal County Council (Ref 2019DF0515).