Legal Case Regarding Sean Meehan’s Residence Adjourned Until Early June

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The legal case involving planning enforcement in respect of Sean Meehan’s residence in New Inn has been adjourned until June 6th. The case was before Cashel District Court this morning arising from a court ruling in December 2023 that instructed Mr Meehan to restore the site to a green field status by March 14th 2024 as the structure comprising a mobile home did not have planning permission.  Mr Meehan owns the land involved and his mobile home was further enhanced by adding cladding to give a log cabin type appearance.

Mr Meehan is delighted with the outcome and was cheered by an attendance of approximately 100 people when he left the courthouse. Those attending in support included Tipperary TDs Mattie McGrath and Martin Browne, Cllrs Niall Dennehy and Anne Marie Ryan and Tom Hennessey, a candidate for the Cahir Local Electoral Area in the upcoming local elections.

Mr Meehan applied last year for retention permission and for full planning permission however both were refused. It is understood that a further planning application for retention will now be made that will address some of the deficiencies in the original applications and also address the reasons for refusal. Tipperary County Council had commenced enforcement proceedings on foot of a complaint from a member of the public.

Supporters of Mr Meehan say they are grateful for the public support shown to date and hope to arrange a further fundraising event in the coming weeks as a local venue has offered their premises. Costs to date for legal and planning services are said to be extensive.