Motion against night flights defeated

My motion seeking to amend the County Development Plan was defeated by a majority of the Council.  It was seconded by Labour Cllr. Peter Coyle and supported by my Green colleague Cllr. Robbie Kelly.  Fine Gael and Fianna  Fáil councillors together with some Labour councillors united to defeat it.

That the following Variation to the County Development Plan be put on display:

Insert the following policy and objective into the Development Plan, renumbering existing policies and objectives

"Policy TP16 To protect the residential amenity of areas affected or potentially affected by aviation noise"

"Objective TO20  To restrict the use of the airport by night flights
primarily to emergency situations in order to protect residents from
night-time noise and sleep disruption."

A report on the meeting is here: