Friday, March 31, 2023

Farmer challenged to refuse home on family farm

Farmer Challenged To Refuse Home On Family Farm

A farmer is taking up a High Court case over a Board Planla’s decision to deny permission for a one-time rural accommodation at his family’s farm and equestrian centre.

aomi Hanlon says she was born and raised less than 150 meters from the development site in Carrigeen, Rathcoole, Co Dublin, and is now the full-time operator of the Family Farm and Equestrian Center, which houses approximately 60 sheep and 10 There are horses.

He submitted that the Planning Board did not properly consider that there is a real need for him to be close to his employment, which belongs to the rural community.

South Dublin County Council has twice refused planning permission to build a house on an 18-acre farm.

Upon appeal, en board Planla found that the proposed development would contribute to “random rural housing” in an area of ​​urban influence.

It said it had not established “a clear economic or social need” to live in this rural area. It was also not satisfied that the housing needs of Ms. Hanlon in the nearby Rathkule village could not be met.

The board pointed to national planning objectives and the South Dublin County Development Plan, which aims to restrict the spread of housing to such areas, which are zoned to protect and improve rural facilities and agriculture.

Ms Hanlon’s lawyer, Christian Keeling, told the court on Monday that the board had failed to properly engage with the important documents in her application, including the opinion of an expert at Teagask, which said her work They were required to be on the farm, especially during the lambing season. ,

Mr Keeling said the inspector failed to adequately consider land use, which is an error of law. He further said that the Board did not adequately explain its reason for rejecting the application.

Mr Justice Charles Meenon was there satisfied that the applicant had raised sufficient grounds that were necessary to allow Ms Hanlon to pursue her judicial review challenge.

He granted discharge on a unilateral basis (only Ms Hanlon was represented) and adjourned the case.

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