Planning backlog stalls College Green and Poolbeg schemes

Decision on plaza and construction of 3,000 homes delayed by Bord Pleanála

A decision on the €10m civic plaza at College Green, already been beset by delays, will not be made until October 5th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A decision on the €10m civic plaza at College Green, already been beset by delays, will not be made until October 5th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Two of the most significant development projects planned for Dublin are facing lengthy delays because of a severe backlog of cases before An Bord Pleanála.

The board has had to delay decisions, due this month, on both the College Green plaza development and the construction of more than 3,000 homes on the Poolbeg peninsula because it has not been able to process the volume of appeals it receives, it has emerged.

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