Planning Law

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The Attorney General has been appointed to oversee a comprehensive review of Irish planning legislation. Paul Gallagher SC will supervise a team of planning law experts working on a review "of unprecedented scale", the government said, which will improve the government's ability to implement major p

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Ireland has been fined over €15 million and is continuing to accrue daily fines of €15,000 for failing to comply with a European court order linked to a wind farm development. The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) imposed pecuniary penalties on Ireland in N

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Planners and construction industry representatives will give evidence on proposals to scrap strategic housing developments to the Oireachtas housing committee later today. The joint Oireachtas committee on housing, local government and heritage resumes pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme

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A new, "comprehensive and coherent" marine planning system is set to be introduced under new legislation published today. Darragh O'Brien, the minister for housing, local government and heritage, said the Maritime Area Planning Bill 2021 will represent "a giant leap forward towards meeting our ambit

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Strategic housing developments (SHDs) are set to be scrapped and replaced following a series of judicial review challenges in a shake-up of planning law for large-scale residential developments (LSRDs). A new bill, which the government hopes to enact in the autumn, will introduce alternative streaml

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New planning guidelines and legislation are set to be introduced to mitigate against the bulk purchase of houses and duplexes and allow for the earmarking of houses in certain developments for owner occupiers. Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien said the measures, developed in conjunction with Finance

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The temporary suspension of the requirement to hold a public event as part of pre-application community consultation on major planning applications has been extended until the end of September 2021. The latest extension will allow major planning applications to continue to be submitted during the Co

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The High Court has quashed the decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for a development in the “Connolly Quarter” development scheme. The development included 741 “build-to-rent” apartments behind Connolly Station in Dublin. Background

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Mr Justice Richard Humphreys has quashed An Bord Pleanála’s (ABP) decision granting planning permission for the construction of buildings taller than allowed for in the development scheme for the Docklands. Background

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