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18 June 2012

Public consultation opens on Local Area Plans – Guidelines for Planning Authorities

After a 6 week consultation process ending on 27th July 2012, a final version of the Guidelines will be prepared for publication under Section 28 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 later...

02 May 2012

New Retail Planning Guidelines published

The Department for the Environment, Community and Local Government has published new Retail Planning Guidelines and accompanying Retail Design Manual. The new guidelines have statutory force and are designed to ensure that the...

23 March 2012

An Taisce calls for Independent Planning Regulator

An Taisce has welcomed the publication of the Mahon Tribunal Report which has exposed the endemic corruption at the heart of the Irish Planning System while endorsing the Tribunals recommendation of a planning...

16 July 2010

Council’s planning decisions causing some concern on Rosslare Strand

Rosslare Strand has been a holiday resort since the railway station there was opened in 1882 and was characterised until recently by modest holiday homes, clad in painted corrugated iron sheeting. During the...

15 July 2010

Planning Bill marks new era for how Ireland plans for future

The enactment of new planning laws will see the beginning this summer of a transformation in how we plan our towns, cities and regions, the Minister of State with responsibility for Planning and...

06 July 2010

Planning Consultant suggests retail planning guideline reduce competition

Tom Phillips, Planning Consultant has called for greater flexibility for retailers and more guidance for local authorities during the ongoing Review of the Retail Planning Guidelines. “There seems to be an assumption that...

22 June 2010

Gormley initiates planning review into 6 local authorities

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government John Gormley T.D. is to initiate a review of how planning laws and policy are being implemented by a number of local authorities around...

24 October 2008

Top European planner ‘astonished’ by rural housing sprawl

One OF Europe’s leading planners said yesterday that she was “astonished” by the sprawl of housing in rural Ireland. She said it represented a “spoiling of the territory” that should be protected in...

24 September 2008

Planning rules seek to end building on flood plains

New draft planning guidelines on flooding have been jointly published for public consultation by Minister for the Environment John Gormley and Minister of State for the Office of Public Works Dr Martin Mansergh....

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