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The Planning Review

03 August 2022 at 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM / Ireland /

03 August 2022 at 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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RTPI Ireland | [email protected]

We are delighted that Peter Burke TD, Minister of State Planning and Local Government will attend our next Open Forum meeting to discuss the Planning Review, a comprehensive scrutiny and consolidation of planning legislation which is to be completed by December 2022. The purpose of the review is to ensure that, from a policy perspective:

• The major debate, particularly on the scale of housing requirements to meet needs, in line with objectives of compact urban growth and environmental sustainability, is focused on the plan-making rather than the application stage, to facilitate greater clarity and long-term visibility in planning outcomes;

• Adequate account is taken of the needs of the future population of new and expanded communities, as well as the needs of existing communities; and

• Appropriate account is taken of the nature of planning decisions, which require careful balancing of public policy, public participation and environmental issues.

The review also includes a fitness check and upgrade of relevant provisions of planning law to ensure that it is more accessible and streamlined from a legal perspective.