An Bord Pleanala apologises to Shell over manhole error

An Bord Pleanala has apologised to Shell E&P Ireland for a serious error made in a recent planning case concerning the Corrib gas project.

An Bord Pleanala has apologised to Shell E&P Ireland for a serious error made in a recent planning case concerning the Corrib gas project.

It led to a storm of negative headlines and comments for the developers of the controversial pipeline.

The Board had ruled last Thursday that a large manhole for the proposed pipeline would require planning permission.

However, the following day the authority explained that it had made a typing error in the judgement, and that in fact the manhole didn't need planning.

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