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I have just returned from a Planning Authority briefing by a major retail store. It was pre-outline planning. It is intended as mixed-retail with some "small" amount of retirement residences. The Planning Officers have raised no concerns.

However the development will be on recognised Brownfield land. I was under the impression that such developments were highlighted as sites primarily for Housing (maybe even Affordable/First Time Buyers) and were immune to some Planning obstacles. The site, by the way, uses up part of land owned by the own Council, for which it will be compensated (no issues there). .

Has the legislation changed? Can anyone advise?
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I will keep Councillor Q&A informed on  this one. There may be PR/politics involved. It is still within the Planning Authorities powers to reject the application for the uses described and after community consultation (and given tacit support to) only to change it when it comes to outline planning stage.
Anyone with similar experiences please advise.
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