Planning

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Energy professionals do not believe that Ireland will meet it target to create 5GW of new offshore wind by 2030, according to a new survey by Mason Hayes & Curran. The business law firm polled nearly 200 industry professionals at its annual energy conference, this year taking place in Cork, and

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Draft planning guidelines aimed at creating "more sustainable and compact settlements" have gone out to consultation. The draft Sustainable and Compact Settlements Guidelines for Planning Authorities expand on the National Planning Framework in relation to compact growth and in relation to the creat

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Vacant properties and land in Irish city centres are an "inevitable outcome" of the State's planning system and property markets, according to a new report by Trinity College Dublin researchers. The Urban Vacancy in Ireland report uses Dublin — where "public and media attention has frequently

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A solicitor who objected to a strategic housing development in Limerick on environmental grounds has welcomed a decision by An Bord Pleanála to refuse planning permission for a second time. Limerick solicitor Michelle Hayes, president of Environmental Trust Ireland, said the proposed developm

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Planning law changes will be brought forward to continue the waiving of licence fees for outdoor dining and to allow retailers to install reverse vending machines for the planned deposit and return scheme, the government has said. The waiving of the street furniture licence fee for tables and chairs

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An inflationary increase in planning fees in Northern Ireland will come into effect next month. The Department for Infrastructure confirmed that an increase of approximately 12.3 per cent, the first since 2019, will be applied across all planning application categories from Thursday 6 April 2023.

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A senior government official has claimed that residents' associations are routinely counting the dead among opponents to housing developments. Paul Hogan, chief planner in the Department of Housing, reportedly made the remarks to the joint Oireachtas committee on housing, local government and herita

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Proposals to overhaul Ireland's planning system could restrict access to justice for citizens as they currently stand, the Law Society of Ireland has warned. Rachel Minch SC, chair of the Law Society's environmental and planning law committee, appeared before the join Oireachtas committee on housing

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Property professionals want the new An Coimisiún Pleanála to be required to determine planning appeals within 16 weeks, according to a new survey by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP. The business law firm polled more than 250 agents, developers and property managers at its recent real esta

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International law firm Clark Hill LLP has announced the establishment of an offshore wind practice group in Dublin. Aidan Eames, a consultant in the firm since its merger with Eames Solicitors just over a year ago, is leading the new group, which will serve clients investing in the rapidly growing I

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Ireland is no longer being fined €15,000 per day after taking all measures necessary to ensure compliance with an EU court ruling related to the Derrybrien wind farm in Co Galway. The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) imposed pecuniary penalties on Ireland in No

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