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 29 March 2020, had specified that the extension period was to end on 20 April 2020. This decision means that the initial 23-day extension to public participation periods in the planning system has been further extended, so that the total extension period is now 42 days or 6 weeks.
Read the Minister’s full statement HERE
As soon as OPR is made aware of any changes to individual local authorities’ deadlines for public consultation, we will make this information available.
While public and Council meetings to progress reviews of plans have been necessarily suspended for public health reasons, good background work in research, drafting and preparation is continuing and the public is actively encouraged to use the time available and to continue to engage with the planning process, making submissions via local authority online consultation portals or in writing.
For details of live consultation processes see https://www.opr.ie/evaluation-of-statutory-plans/