Planning quashed after Jordan takes action

Neil Jordan: Sought to quash council planning decision.

A local authority has agreed to quash planning approval for a bathing changing area at the home of a neighbour of film-maker Neil Jordan, the High Court has heard.

Mr Jordan and his wife Brenda Rawn objected to the enclosed flat roofed shelter/changing area in the rear of their neighbour Robin Power’s home at Sorrento Terrace, Dalkey, Co Dublin.

The shelter is 11sq m and 3m in height.

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Co Council last August decided the development required planning permission and a retention application was lodged.

In November, the council approved the application.

Mr Jordan and his wife objected, as did Ian Lumley of An Taisce, who said the development was injurious to the architectural composition of Sorrento Terrace.

Mr Jordan and Ms Rawn appealed to An Bord Pleanála. They also brought High Court judicial review proceedings seeking to quash the council decision.

Their counsel Michael O’Donnell told Mr Justice Paul McDermott the council had consented to an order quashing its decision.

It agreed to have the matter remitted back to it on the grounds that it failed to notify three prescribed bodies of the matter.

Mr O’Donnell said the council was also consenting to paying his clients’ costs.

The judge said he would make the order sought.

An application for the costs of a notice party in the case, Mr Power’s consultants Elark, trading as Alternative Building Solutions, was withdrawn.


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