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Planning Library

This library is intended to act as a point of public access to planning policy guidelines, directives, circulars and research. It is the OPR’s intention that this online facility will serve as a resource for those interested in the subject matter of planning. The library is not exhaustive and the OPR would welcome suggestions in relation to relevant material which could be included within the collection. Please forward any suggestions to info@opr.ie

. Please find a list of the most recent uploads to the planning library collection below.

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2021Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: EUIPR 02/2021: Publication of Consultation Draft Strategic Environmental Assessment, Guidelines for Regional Assemblies and Planning Authorities

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2020Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: PL 07/2020: Planning and Development (Section 38) Regulations 2020 – S.I. No 180 of 2020

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2021Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: PL 10/2021: Update on Legislation to replace the Strategic Housing Development (SHD) Planning Arrangements

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2021Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: Housing 32/2021: Housing for All: Housing Delivery Action Plans

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2021Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: NRUP 05/2021: Temporary Change of Use of Student Accommodation

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2021Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: PL 09/2021: Derelict Sites Act 1990 – Data Return and Prescription of Urban Areas

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2021Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: EUIPR 01/2021: Amendments to Section 42 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended and associated Planning and Development Regulations 2001

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2021Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: PL 07/2021: Planning and Development Act 2000 (Section 254 – Overground Telecommunication Cables) Regulations 2021 – S.I. 422 of 2021

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2016Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDECLG: FPS3/2016: National Taking in Charge Initiative for Residential Estates (NTICI)

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2014Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDECLG: PL 5/2014: Matters related to the Taking in Charge of Residential Developments

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2008Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDECLG: PD 1/08: Taking in Charge of Residential Developments/ Management Arrangements

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2006Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDECLG: PD 1/06: Taking in Charge of Housing Estates/Management Companies

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2021Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: Development Plans, Draft Guidelines for Planning Authorities

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2015Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDECLG: Matters Relating to National WayMarked Ways: Clarification between Permissive Trails as Distinct from Public Rights of Way

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2021Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: Sustainable Rural Housing Guidelines for Planning Authorities 2005: Local Needs Criteria in Development Plans

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2021Policy Directives for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: Regulation of Commercial Institutional Investment in Housing

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2021Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: Ministerial Planning Guidelines under Section 28 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), Regulation of Commercial Institutional Investment in Housing

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2021Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: Planning and Development Act 2000 (Exempted Development): No. 3 Regulations (S.I 208 of 2021), Street Furniture Fees (S.I 209 of 2021), No. 2 Regulations (S.I 210 of 2021) & Outdoor Dining (Section 247 Licences)

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2021Policy & ReportsRIAI: Guide: Sustainable Design Pathways

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2021Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: Residential Densities in Towns and Villages, as set in Guidelines for Planning Authorities on Sustainable Residential Development in Urban Areas (2009)

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2021Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: Housing Need and Demand Assessment (HNDA)

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2021Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: Working Hours Conditions Attached to Planning Permissions in the Context of Covid-19

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2021Policy & ReportsICOMOS: European Cultural Heritage Green Paper

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2019Policy & ReportsICOMOS: The Future of Our Pasts: Engaging Cultural Heritage in Climate Action

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2021Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: Updated EPA Code of Practice

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2021Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: Exempted Development Regulations for School Buildings & Electric Vehicle Charging Points and Hubs

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2021Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: Progress on Collection of the Vacant Site Levy

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2021Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: Event Licensing in 2021 in the Context of the Ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic

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2020Guidelines for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: Housing Supply Target Methodology for Development Planning

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2020Guidelines for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: Sustainable Urban Housing: Design Standards for New Apartments

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2020Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: Amendments to Substitute Consent procedures by Sections 6, 7 and 8 of the Planning and Development, and Residential Tenancies, Act 2020, & by the Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020

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2020Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: Planning and Development during the Covid-19 Emergency: Section 4 (public meetings during preparation of draft development plans) and Section 5 (emergency period orders during the Covid-19 Emergency) of the Planning and Development, and Residential Tenancies, Act 2020

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2020Circulars for Planning AuthoritiesDHLGH: Planning Update, December 2020

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