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Friday 16 December 2022
Planning bill includes judicial-review timelines
The Government has approved the drafting of legislation that would make major changes to the way the planning system operates. The proposals have been welcomed by business group IBEC, but have drawn criticism from environmental group An Taisce. The Government says that the Planning and Development Bill 2022, if enacted, would bring “greater clarity, consistency and certainty to how planning decisions are made”. The bill, which will be published in January, would give ministerial guidelines and policy directives stronger legal status, while it would also extend the lifespan of local-government plans from six to ten years, with a review after year five. Read the full article @ Law Society Gazette Ireland Article uploaded by BPS Planning Consultants