Planning

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Dave Walsh, the chairperson of An Bord Pleanála, is set to retire early on personal and family grounds. The surprise announcement leaves the planning body without a chairperson or deputy chairperson, following the resignation of Paul Hyde earlier this year in a row over conflicts of interest.

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Lawyers have welcomed progress on the setting up of a dedicated planning and environment division of the High Court. The government today announced that the establishment of the new court — promised in the programme for government — will be "completed as soon as possible" without the nee

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Two consultations have been launched on proposed changes to Northern Ireland's planning system which will better protect the environment and make the application process more efficient. The first consultation seeks vies on proposals to revise permitted development rights to make it easier and quicke

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Quashed planning decisions can now be remitted by the courts back to a planning authority or An Bord Pleanála for reconsideration under legislative changes aimed at preventing delays to developments. The changes provided for by section 22 of the Planning and Development, Maritime and Valuatio

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New planning exemptions for the installation of solar panels on the rooftops of houses and certain non-domestic buildings have been brought into effect. The regulations signed into law by housing minister Darragh O'Brien aim to bring Ireland into line with the EU's Solar Rooftops Initiative by makin

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An Bord Pleanála's code of conduct will be updated by the middle of next month to provide "unambiguous guidance" on conflicts of interest, the government has said. The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) yesterday published its report on the first phase of its review into the planning body

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A comprehensive review of Irish planning legislation being undertaken by Attorney General Paul Gallagher SC is now expected to be completed by the end of the year. Mr Gallagher was appointed last September to supervise a team of planning law experts working on a review “of unprecedented scale&

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A senior counsel's report on allegations concerning a former member of An Bord Pleanála will not be published pending the outcome of a criminal investigation into its findings. The report, produced by Remy Farrell SC with assistance from Chris Mills BL, was submitted to housing minister Darra

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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.

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Prosecutors have been asked to consider whether criminal charges should be brought following a senior counsel's report into allegations concerning a former member of An Bord Pleanála. The report, produced by Remy Farrell SC with assistance from Chris Mills BL, examines allegations around the

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A senior counsel's report on allegations concerning a former member of An Bord Pleanála has been presented to ministers. Remy Farrell SC was appointed in April to examine the issue after a series of reports published by website The Ditch accused the board's then deputy chairperson, Paul Hyde,

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Controversial legislation aimed at reducing "unnecessary judicial reviews" of planning decisions has been approved by the Oireachtas. The Planning and Development, Maritime and Valuation (Amendment) Bill 2022 amends the Planning and Development Act 2000 to streamline the substitute consent procedure

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New planning regulations will allow for the fast-tracking of temporary accommodation for Ukrainian refugees in Ireland. Certain classes of temporary development, including residential accommodation, undertaken by or on behalf of a State authority, to provide protection to displaced persons from Ukra

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