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Planning process set for major review by Attorney General

Planning process set for major review by Attorney General The Government plans to speed up the planning process and make it more difficult for legal challenges to halt housing and other developments. Officials have commenced a comprehensive review of planning laws which will see several different laws brought together in one planning Act, intended to streamline the process and speed up delivery ...
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Bill would make it ‘impossible’ to challenge poor planning decisions

Environmental groups have expressed deep concern at a new Bill put forward by the Minister for Planning that they say would make it almost impossible to challenge planning decisions in the courts.  The Green News has seen a version of the Heads of the Housing and Planning and Development Bill 2019 sent last week to the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Housing Planning and Local Government.  The docu...
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NUI Galway to Develop Plan for Nun’s Island area of Galway City with Galway City Council

NUI Galway last week announced the appointment of master planning consultants to assist in the preparation of a plan which will result in a strategy for a structured approach to regeneration of the lands at Nun’s Island in Galway City.  The former industrial area in Galway City currently contains a number of uses including residential, education, commercial, civic and cultural as well as a number ...
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Ensure development projects aren’t derailed by air quality concerns

Developers proposing projects that would have adverse impacts on air quality should anticipate refusal on air quality grounds. Here are some steps developers can take to make sure projects aren’t derailed by air quality concerns: Involve outside experts as soon as possible – ideally prior to site acquisition – so they can review design proposals and identify potential air quality issues an...
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