Month: October 2020

Office of the Planning Regulator Launches First Annual Report

Highlights 25 different local authority development plans examined as part of statutory process in 2019 resulting in 31 recommendations. OPR initiated first nationally rolled-out training programme for local councillors on their role in the planning process in 2019 – over 225 elected members participated up until end 2019 – which has continued throughout the pandemic …

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OPR Publishes its First Planning Research Framework and Programme

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) has published its first Planning Research Framework and the accompanying Strategic Planning Research Programme. One of the statutory functions of the OPR is to conduct planning research and to inform professional and public engagement on the planning process. The Planning Research Framework lays out a structure to advance …

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OPR continues series of online planning training webinars for local authority elected members

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) in conjunction with the Association of Irish Local Government (AILG) will continue with its series of online planning training webinars for local authority elected members on Friday, 23rd October from 10am-11:30 am. October’s webinar is entitled “Consideration and Finalisation of the Draft Development Plan” and will cover two …

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