Conleth Bradley SC to lead urgent review of An Bord Pleanála

Conleth Bradley SC to lead urgent review of An Bord Pleanála

Conleth Bradley SC

Conleth Bradley SC will lead the first part of an urgent review of An Bord Pleanála, the Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) has announced.

The OPR has initiated a review of certain systems and procedures used by An Bord Pleanála in the delivery of its statutory planning functions.

Mr Conleth will lead the first part of the review, supported by Paul Cackette, former head of the Scottish Government’s legal directorate and chief reporter of the directorate of planning and environmental appeals, and John McNairney, former chief planner to the Scottish Government.

The first part of the review will report to Gary Ryan, director of planning reviews at the OPR, by 3 October 2022.

Mr Cackette and Mr McNairney will then conduct the second part of the review, reporting to Mr Ryan by 30 November 2022.

“The OPR has engaged with An Bord Pleanála officials, who will put in place appropriate arrangements at strategic operational and high management levels to support the timely production of both parts of the review in line with the stated timetable,” the regulator said.

“In addition to the matters being focussed upon in this review, and as previously announced, An Bord Pleanála will be included in the OPR’s programme of general reviews on an ongoing basis with discrete modules addressing various focussed areas of performance to be scheduled on a regular cycle over time.”

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