High Court Challenge to Donegal ‘planning irregularities’ report

A former Council official has launched a high Court challenge aimed at overturning a finding by the Minister for the Environment’s that there was no evidence of planning irregularities in Co Donegal.

The action has been taken by consultant planner Gerard Convie.

Mr Convie wants the court to overturn the Minister’s finding that there was no evidence of wrongdoing in relation to a number of complaints he made between 2007 and 2009.

His complaints centered on alleged irregular planning decisions made by Donegal County Council

At the High Court on Friday senior counsel Conleth Bradley for Mr Convie told Mr Justice Barry White that his client’s complaints were dismissed by the Minister without being given “any appropriate consideration”.

Permission to bring the challenge was granted by Mr Justice White. The application was granted ex parte, where one side only was represented in court.

The matter was made returnable before the court next month.