WICKLOW County Council has requested the assistance of An Bord Pleanála in dealing with a planning application from Multimetals Recycling Limited for a facility on the Murrough.
Under Section 5 of the Planning Act, Wicklow County Council has referred the case to An Bord Pleanála to decide whether the provision of a metal recycling facility and construction of a 1.8m high wall is or is not development and is or is not exempt development. Section 5 involves a referral of a declaration by a planning authority of a question as to what is or is not development or exempted development.
The case is to be decided by April 29. A number of objections to the planning application have already been lodged with Wicklow County Council, including objections from Friends of the Murrough and others.