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RTPI Ireland celebrates 50 years of planning

01 October 2014

RTPI Ireland Celebrates 50 Years of Planning

 

"The planning system has done much for Ireland over the last 50 years.  We want to build on this and continue to show the value that it brings in creating great places, promoting sustainable development and driving economic growth

Ireland's planning system is 50 years old today as it was introduced on the 1 October 1964, when the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963 came into effect. This important milestone comes during the RTPI's centenary year.

RTPI Ireland is holding a seminar to mark this important occasion looking at 50 years of planning law in Ireland.  This event involves important players in Irish planning including Garrett Simons SC, a Senior Counsel specialising in public law; Niall Cussen, Principal Adviser in the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government; and Dr Berna Grist BL, barrister, chartered town planner and Senior Lecturer in the School of Planning and Environmental Policy at UCD.

Marion Chalmers, Chair of RTPI Ireland, said "The planning system has done much for Ireland over the last 50 years.  We want to build on this and continue to show the value that it brings in creating great places, promoting sustainable development and driving economic growth. Given this, it is appropriate that we are looking forward to a new planning bill which provides the opportunity to ensure that the system continues to play these roles effectively.  RTPI Ireland will be working to make sure that we make the most of this opportunity."