April 12, 2021
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Wrong colour paper knocks back local special school’s extension plans

A planning application by a county Wicklow community special school looking to build two new classrooms has been knocked back because the site notice was printed on the wrong coloured background.

Marino Community Special School on Church Road in Bray, which offers education to students with physical and multiple disabilities, was seeking permission to build two new classrooms.

However, Wicklow County Council deemed the application invalid and requested the school’s Board of Management remove the site notice immediately.

The School’s Board of management last week received a letter from the Council which said: “The Planning Authority consider that the application does not comply with the requirements of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended).

“Accordingly in pursuance of Article 26 of the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001(as amended) this application cannot be considered by the Planning Authority.”

The letter went on to say when an application is made on a site, and then a subsequent application is made on the same or similar site: “The site notice for the subsequent application shall be inscribed or printed in indelible ink on a yellow background.

“Planning Register Reference 20/177 was received on the 24’n February 2020. Therefore the site notice for this application, which was received within the six month period, should have been on a yellow background.”

The site notice was not on a yellow background, so has been deemed an invalid application.


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