A major review of Ireland’s planning laws has been announced by the Government in a move designed to help implement its national housing strategy. Cabinet this evening signed off on the review, to be overseen by the Attorney General, which is due for completion in September next year. Taoiseach Micheal Martin said the the country’s planning laws need “a complete overhaul” to deliver on the targets set out in the Housing For All strategy. The main focus of the review will be the Planning and Development Act of 2000, which has been amended on numerous occasions, with a view to consolidating the law.
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