Your client is Abbott Ireland, who has asked you to draft a reply to An Taisce’s appeal relating to the planning permission you received on 1 February 2023. This reply will be Abbott’s “submission or observation” on the appeal under section 129 of the Planning and Development Act 2000. Please assume that your submission will be made within the relevant time limit. Monaghan County Council concluded that neither an EIA nor an appropriate assessment was required.
Taisce argues that both are needed. If An Taisce is right, if An Bord Pleanála were to grant permission on appeal without carrying out the relevant assessments, this would naturally represent a serious legal flaw.
In your submission/observation on An Taisce’s appeal, please: