ABP decision making ‘irrational’, says judge

A self-builder is a step closer to building his home near his organic farm after a High Court judge ordered An Bord Pleanála (ABP) to review its decision to deny him planning permission.

Bord Pleanála (ABP) showed “notable flaw[s]” in its reasoning when it turned down an appeal by an organic farmer who had applied to build a house on his landholding, ruled High Court judge Justice Barrett on 27th July.


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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