9th December 2015
We have more and more planning issues. Our application went in back in April. It’s taken an incredibly and frustratingly long time to get this processed.
When we submitted the planning application it went to a series of consultees and departments for their feedback. As they haven’t seen a similar project like this it seems to have caused serious issue with their ability to make decisions.
We have done transport assessments, water studies, aromatic testing, noise testing on individual parts. All of this costing more time and money. I do feel that if we were all able to sit at one time around the table it would have been less of an issue.
For a rural area in north west Ireland they should be trying to encourage small business and not trying to overload with administration to a point of breaking.
There have been a series of administration errors also on the planning side with the latest being a consultation that should have went out 6 months ago but has only just been sent. This was to Rivers agency. Luckily their guy was approachable and agreed to get the response in less time than the normal advised 3 week lead time.
We now have an opportunity to make a committee meeting on the 16th of December for a decision point but I still haven’t been able to get confirmation that the necessary administration will get done in time for this.
This is the last big legal hurdle. In the short term atleast anyway.
There has been lots of rain in Fermanagh recently. Not much good for taking the boat out!