PLANNING: THE TRIBUNAL’S findings “demonstrate the need for a tightening of procedures for the zoning of development land”, the Irish Planning Institute has said. However, it expressed satisfaction that at no stage in the inquiry had the integrity of professional planners been questioned. “In order to prevent a repetition of mistakes . . . and to ensure that local decision-making is made in the interest of the common good, it is important that the policies adopted at local level are checked before they become statutory,” it said.
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