Month: March 2022

Local Authority Development Plans Could Make A Major Contribution to Action On Climate Change – Report

Analysis of the climate credentials of local authority development plans shows more progress is needed to help reduce carbon emissions at local level Local authorities have a unique opportunity to make a major contribution to reducing Ireland’s carbon emissions by including ambitious climate mitigation measures in their development plans, a new report published today finds. The …

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Information Seminar on Large-scale Residential Development Arrangements Delivered

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (DHLGH) in conjunction with the OPR has today, 10th March delivered a wide-ranging information seminar on the implementation of the new Large-scale Residential Development (LRD) arrangements introduced under the Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Act 2021. Large-scale Residential Developments (LRDs) will replace the Strategic Housing …

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New Eco Eye Episodes Highlight Challenges of Dereliction and Urban Sprawl

Two significant issues encountered when trying to deliver good planning and sustainable development in Ireland today, urban sprawl and high levels of dereliction were the focus of recent episodes of Eco Eye, Ireland’s longest running environmental series. On 15 February, “Dereliction” examined why Ireland has one of the highest rates of vacancy in Europe. Presenter …

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