Sunday 17 June 2012

Planning review finds 'no abuses'

A review of complaints about planning in seven local authority areas by the Department of Environment has not found any evidence of corruption or abuse of public office by officials. Instead, it found areas of policy and planning where greater clarity, consistency and transparency is needed in order to improve the planning system. These deficiencies include a failure to correctly interpret aspects of planning law, a lack of transparency over decisions by planning authorities and an over-emphasis on the input of developers into local area plans.
Read the article @ The Irish Times

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