Discount retailer Dealz is operating a third store without appropriate planning permission, alongside two already under investigation by local authorities, according to TheJournal.ie.
The online news website claims to have seen documents showing that the Dealz store near the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre does not have proper planning permission.
The store would be exempt from planning requirements if its sales were of bulky goods rather than retail. However, South Dublin County Council has already ruled this exemption does not apply, but TheJournal.ie reports that no enforcement action has been taken as a result.
Fianna Fáil’s Dublin spokesman John Lahart spoke to the news website about the issue: “If it isn’t exempt from planning and requires planning then enforcement should be used.”
Local representative Cllr Madeleine Johansson told TheJournal.ie, “It’s shocking that Dealz has been allowed to operate without planning permission in the Fonthill Retail Park.”
This news follows a string of similar news stories, among them that Dealz stores in Wexford and Limerick are under investigation for contravening planning permission, and elsewhere Starbucks has opened outlets in Waterford City and Cork City without proper planning.
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