January 20, 2022
Sinn Féin Bill to ensure rogue builders don’t get planning permission – Eoin Ó Broin TD

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD has launched a new Bill which will ensure that the past bad building by rogue developers will be considered when any new planning permissions are decided. This will ensure that rouge builders or developers are prevented from securing planning permissions.

Teachta Ó Broin said:

“The legislation I am launching today amends the Planning and Development Act.

“It is a short and straightforward bill which aims to stop rogue builders and developers getting planning permission where they have a history of defective building.

“This change to planning law is necessary so local councils and An Bord Pleanala have the power to say no to new planning applications where the developer or builder has a history of bad building practices. 

“We have seen how negligence or failure to build to an adequate standard has affected thousands of homeowners across the state.

“From Priory Hall, the Leinster pyrite defects, the pyrite and mica defective block scandal, fire safety and other structural defects in apartments and duplexes and dodgy home extensions, homeowners have been left questioning how these homes were allowed to be built in the first place.

“This bill is a small but important measure to put a stop to rogue builders with a record of bad building by enabling local councils and An Bord Pleanala to say no.”

 The Planning and Development (Amendment) (Breach of Building Regulations) Bill 2022 is available to view at this link

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