Members of Bullock Harbour Preservation Association were at the High Court today 21 August 2019 to hear Mr Justice McDonald open our application for Judicial Review of the An Bord Pleanala decision to grant planning permission for Bartra’s proposed “development” at Bullock. The application had to be lodged within eight weeks of the ABP decision, hence the timing.
Being the summer’s “vacation judge”, Mr Justice McDonald promptly (and as expected) adjourned the proceedings and the full application will be heard on 14 October 2019. If that hearing gives us leave to pursue the judicial review, there will then follow various actions on the part of both sides’ legal teams and we would expect that in November we will be given a date in 2020 for the actual JR. It’s a slow old business.
Continuing thanks to all those who have given the moral and financial support that has enabled this legal action. We will be keeping supporters posted on significant developments. In principle we would like to hold a public meeting later in October when we will be able to explain more about the Judicial Review process and the case being pursued.