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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Office of the Planning Regulator Begins Training for Local Authority Members

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) in conjunction with the Association of Irish Local Government (AILG) commenced its training to Local Authority Members with two well-attended sessions in Limerick and Dundalk held on October 10th and 12th respectively.  The purpose of the training was to provide elected members with enhanced knowledge of the planning …

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Office of the Planning Regulator Rolling out Planning Training for Local Authority Members

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) is working in conjunction with the Association of Irish Local Government (AILG) to provide planning training to Local Authority Members. 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 their …

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Regulator Addresses Association of Local Irish Government

Today, 12 September the Planning Regulator, Niall Cussen addressed the Autumn Training Seminar of the Association of Local Irish Government (AILG). The title of the seminar was “Climate Change and Planning- New Challenges for Local Government.” The event was held at the Hillgrove Hotel, Co Monaghan. The title of the Regulator’s presentation was “The Planning …

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Establishment of Panel of Part-Time Inspectors and Advisors

Part-Time Inspector and Advisor in the Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) is a new independent public body that has been established by Government to oversee the functioning and policy consistency of Ireland’s planning process to ensure quality outcomes in relation to proper planning and sustainable development. The …

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