Planning Regulator addresses Irish Home Builders Association Event

The Planning Regulator, Niall Cussen addressed a workshop organised by the Irish Home Builders Association in Cork on Thursday, 5th March. The workshop was aimed at those engaged in house building and it intended to ensure that interested stakeholders were fully informed of the updated regulatory and economic environment affecting home builders. Speaking at the …

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OPR continues training seminars for elected members of local authorities

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) in conjunction with the Association of Irish Local Government (AILG) held its latest training seminar for elected members of local authorities last week on Thursday, 13th February (at the Kilmore Hotel in Cavan) and Saturday, 15th February (Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford) respectively.  The seminar provided information and guidance relevant …

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OPR continues its training programme for local authority members

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) in conjunction with the Association of Irish Local Government (AILG) is continuing its training programme for elected members of local authorities. The purpose of the training is to provide elected members with enhanced knowledge of the planning process, reaffirming their roles and responsibilities within the planning system and …

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Eco Eye TV programme highlights how good planning can improve health and well-being

Ireland’s longest running environmental series, Eco Eye has produced an episode which explores how good spatial planning can contribute to improved health and well-being. The programme also examines how effective planning can help reduce lengthy commutes, contribute to a reduction in our carbon footprint and facilitate the return of vibrancy to our towns. The episode …

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Regulator tells ESRI how good planning can influence health and well-being

Planning at a local level must be aware of addressing issues such as access to green spaces, availability of recreational activities and proximity to places of employment, the Planning Regulator, Niall Cussen has said today. Addressing the Economic and Social Research Institute of Ireland’s (ESRI) conference; “Value of the local environment for health and well-being: …

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