Correspondence between the planning regulator and A particular person immediately affected by a current choice by Mr Hyde states unequivocally that no selections Shall be overturned as a direct consequence of The continued investigations.
The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) has informed Dr Timmy Frawley — A local of Co Wicklow whose locality will get a telecommunications mast accredited by Mr Hyde — that a quantity of considers are ongoing into Mr Hyde’s conduct and wider processes inside An Bord Pleanála.
However, the regulator said: “It is rather important acknowledge that neither the Minister’s report nor the OPR’s consider Might have scope to reopen An Bord Pleanála planning circumstances.
Mr Hyde, who had denied any impropriety, resignaled from his position final Friday after having initially stepped Aside from his duties in early Might “with out prejudice” pending the completion of the probes.
Individually, a senior official inside An Bord Pleanála has said The solely means by which planning board selections Might be overturned, however The Want to amend clerical errors, is by way of The tactic of a judicial consider movement Within the courts.
The selection regarding Dr Frawley Pertains to an software by Eir To assemble an 18m tall monopole subsequent to his property.
It was refused planning by each Wicklow County Council and planning board inspector Paul O’Brien, with permission subsequently granted by Mr Hyde in February.
A minimal of three considers are presently in progress relating to the choice-making of Mr Hyde, In all probability the most notable being an investigation by senior counsel Remy Farrell commissioned by Darragh O’Brien, the housing minister, in late April.
They included a planning board refusal that Mr Hyde had voted upon regarding a enchancment beside a property he co-personals in Cork Metropolis, and his granting of permission for a planning software made by his sister-in-regulation with out circumstances, in the direction of The wants of his personal planning inspector.
The investigation has since been expanded To incorporate Mr Hyde’s choice-making relating to telecommunications masts, after thereported that he had overruled his personal inspectors’ ideas of refusal 32 occasions in 37 circumstances in granting permission for The enchancment of mobile signal-boosting monopoles Throughout the nation.