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‘Smarter’ Planning Applications

HRA PLANNING were retained by Limerick Smarter Travel design team to provide planning and development  strategy in order to secure planning consent from An Bord Pleanála for the proposed extension of the Smarter Travel cycle land between Limerick City and the University of Limerick along the banks of the River Shannon.  The Bord had sought to refuse permission in the first instance due a failure to adequately address the planning and environmental issues given the sensitive ecological environment and the recorded Annex 1 habitats afforded protection under the EU Habitats Directive.

On engagement, HRA PLANNING; devised a revised development strategy; provided clarity on the necessary nature and extent of ecological assessment required; and delivered a supporting planning statement that enabled An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission.

 

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