Planning

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Major changes to the planning system, including new restrictions on judicial review applications and legal costs, have moved forward with the publication of a draft bill. The government said its draft Planning and Development Bill 2022 will bring greater clarity, consistency and certainty to how pla

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A government failure to appoint more members to the board of An Bord Pleanála is leading to a "planning meltdown" with some developers jumping the gun instead of waiting for the outcomes of appeals, an environmental charity has warned. A month ago, the planning body warned that its capacity a

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Planning guidelines concerned with the preparation of local authority city and county development plans have been revoked in light of recent changes in the area of climate legislation and policy. The Section 28 Interim Guidelines for Planning Authorities on Statutory Plans, Renewable Energy and Clim

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Major changes to the planning application process, including new restrictions on judicial review applications and legal costs, have been unveiled by the government. Ministers have published the outline of the new Planning and Development Bill 2022, which follows a 15-month review of the planning sys

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Plans to further restrict judicial reviews of planning decisions — including a ban on actions brought by residents' associations — will be discussed by ministers this week, according to reports. A bill to be discussed by the Cabinet tomorrow would require judicial reviews to be taken by

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New planning regulations requiring a changing places toilet to be included in certain buildings have come into effect. A changing places toilet offers larger supported facilities that address the needs of people for whom current accessible sanitary accommodation is inadequate.

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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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