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Large Scale Cruise Ships Plan in Dún Laoghaire Harbour ‘Back on the Agenda’

6th July 2017
An Bord Pleanála reopens application to examine marine environment issues. Above: Cruiseship Mein Schiff 4 at almost 100,000 gross tonnage at anchorage off Dun Laoghaire Harbour during a call in 2015. An Bord Pleanála reopens application to examine marine environment issues. Above: Cruiseship Mein Schiff 4 at almost 100,000 gross tonnage at anchorage off Dun Laoghaire Harbour during a call in 2015. Photo: JEHAN ASHMORE

#CruiseLiners - Plans for large scale cruise ships to be accommodated in Dun Laoghaire Harbour are back on the agenda after Bord Pleanála relisted the application on Wednesday writes The Irish Times.

The original planning application to accommodate cruise ships of up to 340 metres long, at a berth stretching 435 metres into the harbour, will now be reassessed by the planning board.

Last November, Bord Pleanála granted planning permission for the cruise ship proposal but restricted the size of ship which could facilitated, to 250 metres long.

This permission was challenged by the campaign group Save Our Seafront in a judicial review before the High Court.

The group, which is an environmental non-governmental organisation chaired by local People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett, claimed that the environmental effect of the proposed cruise berths were not adequately assessed by the Board.

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