The OPR hosts the third meeting of the National Planning Knowledge Group

The third meeting of the National Planning Knowledge Group (NPKG) was held on 22nd July 2020. The meeting focussed largely on two items; the OPR’s Planning Research Framework and the OPR’s Strategic Planning Research Programme. Planning Research Framework The Research Framework is intended to be the roadmap for advancing the OPR’s research goal. This goal …

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Office of the Planning Regulator Publishes First Annual Report

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) has today, July 30th published its first Annual Report. An interactive animation of the key elements of the Annual Report is also available. The report outlines some key activities of the OPR during its first year and identifies some significant trends and indicators which reflect Ireland’s planning performance …

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OPR stages planning training webinar for local authority elected members

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) in conjunction with the Association of Irish Local Government (AILG) held an online planning training webinar for elected members of local authorities today, Friday, 24 July. The webinar covered a wide range of issues relevant to local authority elected members as they prepare to review county/city development plans. …

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OPR to hold training webinar for local authority members

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) in conjunction with the Association of Irish Local Government (AILG) is holding an online training webinar for local authority members on Friday, 24 July from 10am-11:30 am. The webinar entitled “Planning and the Local Elected Member” will cover two topics: An overview of planning in Ireland and the …

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OPR Launches New Online Research and Training Resource

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR), has developed and launched a new on-line resource which brings together a broad range of planning related research material, training materials and the OPR’s planning library in one central location. The OPR’s Research and Training page https://www.opr.ie/research-and-training/ hosts all of the training material from the OPR’s previous training …

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New Regulations require local authorities to make all planning application documentation available on their websites within 5 working days

On Friday, 22 May, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD, signed new Planning and Development Regulations (Planning and Development (Section 38) Regulations 2020 – S.I. No. 180 of 2020). These Regulations provide that all planning authorities are obliged to publish planning application documentation on their websites within five workings days …

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OPR Publishes Pilot Methodology for Conducting Reviews of Local Authorities’ Systems and Procedures in relation to the Performance of Planning Functions

The OPR has today, 22nd published a pilot methodology for conducting reviews of local authorities’ systems and procedures in relation to the performance of planning functions. Read Pilot Methodology As set out in our Strategy Statement, the OPR is implementing a programme of reviews, whereby each local authority will be subject to a general review …

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