DCC Challenges Decision to Halt Relocation of Bridges

January 17, 2019

Action taken against An Bord Pleanála over two proposed cycling and pedestrian bridges.

Dublin City Council has taken a High Court challenge against An Bord Pleanála’s refusal to relocate two proposed cyclist and pedestrian bridges over the river Liffey.

The council brought proceedings after the planning authority last November refused to allow the council to relocate the proposed bridges in an eastward direction and proposed that a third bridge be constructed.

The council says the board’s decision, which the council wants quashed, means the cost of building the bridges will increase by between €25 million and €42 million.

The two bridges, which were to cost over €31 million to build, were originally included in a 2012 plan known as the North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock Strategic Development Zone Planning Scheme.

Permission for the planning scheme was approved by the board in 2014.

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