Well done Councillor Campbell! We need more like you!
In the end Minister Coveney skulked out of the legal hearings which would have tested his powers under section 31 of the Planning and Development Act to overturn the democratically passed variation no. 2 to Donegal County Development Plan, dealing with wind energy development.
Councillor John Campbell who took the legal challenge announced the end of this, his second successful foray in the courts against a Ministerial direction, on twitter, where he also highlighted the extent of the shameful delaying tactics of the Minister and his Department:
— Cllr. John Campbell (@Cllr_Campbell) 14 March 2017
What is notable is that when tested neither the Minister nor his Department were able to open any documents or arguments in support of their position in court, they merely…
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