Month: October 2021

Move Towards Online Planning Applications Urgently Required

Report finds local authorities providing good access to planning documentation but more consistency required The move towards online planning applications is urgently required to ease the administrative burden for local authorities and to create a more user-friendly experience for applicants, a new report published by the Office of the Planning Regulator, (OPR) has said. The …

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New Report Highlights How Local Authority Development Plans Can Help Facilitate the Delivery of Traveller Accommodation

The new city and county development plans currently being prepared across the country, present a real opportunity to better facilitate the accommodation needs of the Traveller community, the Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR), the State’s independent oversight body for planning has said today. In its latest Case Study Paper entitled Traveller Accommodation and the …

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Planning Regulator Publishes 2020 Annual Report

Significant increase in plans evaluated, recommendations issued and complaints received The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR), the State’s independent oversight body for planning, published its annual report today. The report shows that there was a significant increase in the number of local authority development plans evaluated by the OPR in 2020. This led to …

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