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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Regulator Gives Kildare County Council’s Planning Department a Positive Review

Kildare County Council is providing its key planning functions effectively, with the forward planning function being delivered in a highly effective manner, according to a review published by the Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR). The review also finds, however, that the Council is facing ongoing challenges in relation to staff retention and recruitment which …

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Latest Elected Members Training Seminar Looks at “Finalising the Development Plan”

The Office of the Planning Regulator, (OPR) in conjunction with the Association of Irish Local Government (AILG), resumed in-person planning training for local authority elected members earlier this month. The training provided information and guidance for elected members on “Finalising the Development Plan and the Key Steps and Requirements from the Development Plan Guidelines.” The …

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Well Prepared Planning Applications Vital in Avoiding Delays-New Report from Planning Regulator

In order to improve efficiency in the planning process, local authorities applicants and agents need to work together to ensure that planning applications are valid on receipt, a report by the Office of the Planning Regulator, (OPR) has said today. The report notes that it is critical to ‘get it right’ from the outset so …

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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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