Launch of a New Learning and Development Strategy for Local Authority Planning Staff

A new training strategy for local authority planning staff was published today 16th January which has been developed collaboratively by the Office of the Planning Regulator, the County and City Management Association (CCMA), the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Planning functions have become complex in recent …

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Planning Regulator Publishes Overview of Planning System Reviewing Key Trends and Outputs

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) has today, 30 December, published its Annual Overview of the Planning System 2021. The report reviews key trends and outputs over the year in the wider planning system in Ireland. It includes a comparison with patterns in previous years and is the only analysis of its kind of …

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Office of the Planning Regulator Publishes Report on Second Phase of An Bord Pleanála Review

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) has today, 20 December, published its Report on the Second Phase of the OPR’s Review of Certain Systems and Procedures used by An Bord Pleanála. This second and final report arising from the OPR’s current review of An Bord Pleanála contains a total of 23 recommendations. The findings …

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New Series of Videos which Explain the Planning Application Process Launched

The Office of the Planning Regulator, (OPR) has launched a new series of videos and flowcharts aimed at helping people navigate their way through the planning application process. The videos and flowcharts explain the three steps involved in securing planning permission in Ireland in a clear, informative and engaging manner and will help guide you …

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Office of the Planning Regulator Publishes Report on Phase One of Review of An Bord Pleanála

Following formal submission to the Minister and the Chairperson of An Bord Pleanála yesterday (3rd October), the Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) has published a report on the first phase of its review into certain systems and procedures used by An Bord Pleanála in the delivery of its statutory planning functions. The review report …

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New Tipperary County Development Plan a Strong Model for Sustainable and Climate Friendly Development

Ambitious plan builds on Tipperary’s unique strength and assets The new Tipperary County Development Plan will mean that Tipperary continues to develop as a vibrant place to live, visit and work with a sustainable environment and inclusive, active communities, the Office of the Planning Regulator, (OPR) has said. The plan will comes into effect this …

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New Waterford County Development Plan a Clear Roadmap for Sustainable Growth

The measures contained in the Waterford City and County Development Plan 2022-2028 will help the county continue to grow and become an even more attractive, prosperous, resilient and sustainable place, the Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) has said. In the plan adoption letter, the OPR has commended the local authority’s ambitious targets to grow …

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