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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: 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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