Planning Authority Turns Down Flood Protection Works At Shannon Airport

An Bord Pleanála has turned down a planning application by Shannon Airport for refurbishment works on flood protection embankments there.

The multi-million euro works on the embankments, which protect both Shannon town and airport from a 1 in 200-year tidal flood event, were announced by Flood Protection Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran late last year.

The planning authority has found that the development is not a strategic development, which would have allowed it to bypass the local authority, meaning it must now be submitted to Clare County Council for consideration.


Shannon Airport, however, says this is standard procedure and the decision had been expected, as Airport Operations Director Niall Maloney explains: