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Developers to deal with request for environmental report on stalled Cork event centre

Developers BAM intends to deal quickly with a request for an environmental report on the stalled Cork event centre, fuelling fading hopes that the project is still alive.  While the company has declined to comment publicly on the last-minute deferral of a planning decision on the venue, it is understood that it will submit the report as soon as possible. Once submitted, planners must iss...
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A first for Irish planning: The office of the planning regulator is formally established

The Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2018 (the “2018 Act”) provides legislative footing for the National Planning Framework, which was launched in 2018. It is the first time in Ireland a national planning strategy has been given legislative status. In another first for Ireland, an independent regulatory body to oversee planning was created under the 2018 Act.  This oversight body comes ...
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Appropriate Assessment

More and more, we are being asked to carry out appropriate assessments on development sites by our clients. What is Appropriate Assessment Appropriate assessment is an obligation to put concern for potential effects on Natura 2000 sites at the forefront of every decision made in relation to plans and projects at all stages. The obligation to undertake appropriate assessment derives from Article...
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