Monday 1 February 2010

Minister highlights poor planning

The severe floods that devastated parts of the country in November showed up the “questionable nature” of development decisions made by some local authorities, Environment Minister John Gormley has said.

Speaking at Engineers Ireland’s Flood Prevention, Control and Management Conference last week, Mr Gormley said he would continue to review the development plans of local authorities to ensure they are adhering to national policies on flood prevention.

He said the effects of climate change would increase the risks of more frequent flooding. However, these risks could be managed by proper planning.

The Irish Times

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