Planning

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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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Prominent barrister Remy Farrell SC has been appointed to investigate allegations concerning a board member of An Bord Pleanála. The move is believed to relate to a series of reports published by website The Ditch which accuse the board's deputy chairperson Paul Hyde of conflicts of interest,

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Developers in Northern Ireland will again be required to hold a public event as part of the pre-application process for major planning applications following the expiration of the temporary suspension. The requirement, which has been suspended since 1 May 2020, will be reinstated for proposed of app

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Regulations allowing for vacant pubs to be converted into homes without planning permission have been extended until 2025. Nearly 1,400 vacant pubs have been converted into homes since the exemption was introduced in 2018, and it will now be extended until the end of 2025.

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