Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
139. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that local authorities are refusing to give letters of permission to lay cables on public roads to facilitate connection to the grid for solar farms and windfarms thus delaying the planning process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44675/21]
As Minister for Transport, I have no responsibility for local area planning decisions. This is a matter which should be addressed directly with the Local Authorities, who are the roads authorities for their areas.