New OPR Case Study Paper Analyses Public Rights of Way Management by Local Authorities

  A new case study paper published by Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) has for the first time, researched and analysed how local authorities manage and record the issue of Public Rights of Ways (PROWs) in their respective counties. The paper entitled ‘Public Rights of Way and the Local Development Plan: A …

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Submissions published on Draft Cork County, Roscommon and Meath County 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 published submissions on: Material Amendments to Draft Meath County Development Plan 2021-2027 Draft Cork County Development Plan 2022-2028 Draft Roscommon County Development Plan …

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OPR Publishes New Evaluation of Statutory Plans Interactive Dashboard

A new upgrade of the OPR’s Evaluations of Statutory Plans web page which sees it move from a map to a dashboard format has been published. This interactive resource will further improve access and understanding of important information relating to the plan-making process. It will equip both planning professionals and members of the public with …

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OPR Launches Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Practice Note

The OPR launched its Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Practice Note today. The launch took place at the OPR’s first training webinar for local authority and regional assembly staff. This is the OPR’s second practice notice and it focuses on Environmental Impact Assessment Screening. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) derives from EU environmental policy. The EIA Directive aims …

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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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