OPR Launches its First Training Webinar for Local Authority and Regional Assembly Staff

The OPR launched its first training event for local authority and regional assembly staff today. The webinar entitled ‘Development Management: Appropriate Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment Screening’ will take place on Friday, 18th June from 10am to 12pm. The webinar will be split into three parts: Part 1 – An Introduction and Overview of the …

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Regulator and Deputy Regulator Appear at Oireachtas Committee

The Planning Regulator, Niall Cussen and the Deputy Planning Regulator, Anne Marie O’Connor appeared at yesterday’s meeting of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Housing, Heritage and Local Government. The meeting was an opportunity to inform the committee about the work of the Office of the Planning Regulator just over two years since its establishment. During …

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OPR Issues Notice on Draft Direction to Minister

The OPR performs independent assessments of the various stages of the preparation of local authority plans to ensure they properly apply relevant national policies of Government. One important policy aspect, which we are obliged to consider, is how development plans will contribute to ensuring that counties achieve their share of national renewable energy targets, in …

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Submissions published on Draft Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and Dublin City Development Plans

The OPR independently assesses all statutory forward planning with a view to ensuring that the plan provides for the proper planning and sustainable development of the area concerned. This week we have made submissions on: Proposed Variation No. 32 of the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022 Proposed Variation No. 33 to the Dublin City Development …

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Submissions published on Castlebar Town & Environs Local Area Plan and Donegal County Development Plan

The OPR independently assesses all statutory forward planning with a view to ensuring that the plan provides for the proper planning and sustainable development of the area concerned. This week we have made submissions on: Issues Paper for the Castlebar Town & Environs Local Area Plan 2021-2027 Proposed Variation No. 1 to the Donegal County …

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OPR Launches its First Practice Note on Appropriate Assessment Screening for Development Management

Today the OPR launched its first Practice Note (PN01), which provides information and guidance on Appropriate Assessment Screening for Development Management. PN01 “Appropriate Assessment Screening for Development Management” gives direction on screening for appropriate assessment during the planning application process. It also includes useful templates and addresses issues that commonly arise when carrying out screening. …

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