Public participation period in the planning system extended for a further 19 days

The Government agreed, at the request of Eoghan Murphy T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, to make an order, which has the effect of further extending all public participation periods in the planning system for 19 additional days, up to and including 9 May 2020. The previous Government Order, which was made on …

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Four Councils confirm extension dates for public consultation

  Following the Government’s decision to extend public participation periods in the planning system, for a period of three weeks as a result of Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid 19) Act 2020, four local authorities have confirmed their new deadlines for public consultation. Although public meetings relating to the plans have been suspended, …

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Clarification on the Operation of the Planning System During the Current COVID-19 Emergency

The Department of Housing Planning and Local Government has published the following documents to provide clarifications on the operation of the planning system during the current COVID-19 emergency: Circular Circular PL 02/2020 – Planning and Development during the COVID-19 Emergency​ Publications FAQ – Order made under Section 251A of the Planning and Development, Act 2000, as amended, …

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Public participation period in the planning system extended

The Government has agreed at the request of Eoghan Murphy T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, to make an order, which has the effect of extending public participation periods in the planning system for a period of three weeks. The Minister said: “We find ourselves in unprecedented times. People have been asked to …

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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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