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Office of the Planning Regulator Publishes Offaly County Council Planning Review

A report published today (22nd November 2023) by the Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) has found that Offaly County Council operates effective and robust systems and procedures in the delivery of its statutory planning functions. This is the first time that the systems and procedures used by Offaly County Council’s planning department have been …

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OPR Publishes Practice Note on Planning Enforcement

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) has today, 23 October, published its latest Practice Note – PN05 – Planning Enforcement. The OPR identified in its Strategic Planning Research Programme 2023-2025 the intention to conduct research into and prepare a practice note on ‘Planning Enforcement’. The aims of this practice note are to: Provide information …

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Regulator Publishes Waterford City & County Council Planning Review

A report published today (19th September 2023) by the Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) has found that Waterford City & County Council is providing its key planning functions effectively. This is the first time that the systems and procedures used by Waterford City & County Council’s planning department have been reviewed by the OPR. …

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Marine Spatial Planning Workshop

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR), the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (DHLGH) and the Coastal Planning Authority Subgroup of the County and City Management Association (CCMA) delivered a Marine Spatial Planning workshop for staff of coastal planning authorities and relevant stakeholders in Ennis earlier this month. The workshop, which was held …

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Senior Executive Planner – Planning Services Training Advisor (LASNTG)

Planning has become more complex in recent years and, for this reason, a strategy to ensure learning and deveopment for the staff of the 31 planning authorities across the country was finalised earlier this year between the OPR, the County and City Management Association and the Local Government Management Agency: Local Authority Planning Sector Learning …

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New Planning Leaflet Launched on Large-scale Residential Development (LRD)

The OPR and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage recently launched a new planning leaflet on the topic of Large-scale Residential Development (LRD).  This leaflet explains LRD and the procedures involved in applying for planning permission for this type of development. The LRD application process was introduced to replace the Strategic Housing Development …

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Latest Elected Members Training

The Office of the Planning Regulator, (OPR) in conjunction with the Association of Irish Local Government (AILG), held two in-person planning training events for local authority elected members earlier this month. The training provided elected members with an “Overview of Emerging Planning Legislation and Policy Guidance”.  The training was delivered in Mullingar and Castlecomer on …

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