Dáil Éireann - Volume 641 - 20 November, 2007

Written Answers. - Hospitals Building Programme.

Deputy Pat Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health and Children if the proposed relocation of the Central Mental Hospital to the site will require planning permission; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27374/07]

  Deputy Jimmy Devins:The development of the new Central Mental Hospital (CMH) at Thornton Hall, Co Dublin is the responsibility of the HSE. I am advised that preliminary discussions have taken place with Fingal County Council and that the CMH project will require planning permission. The HSE will seek planning permission at the appropriate time and will engage in the normal process of public consultation in this regard.