Monday 11 December 2023

New planning and environmental court to be operational from today

 A new planning and environmental court to be operational from today. If you have any questions, please contact BPS to discuss. The Irish Times has set out an article which explains the new court.
"A new planning and environment court will be formally launched at a ceremony in the High Court on Monday. The Attorney General, Rossa Fanning; the Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee; and the president of the High Court, Mr Justice David Barniville will be among those attending the ceremony. When the establishment of the new court was approved by Cabinet a year ago, Minister McEntee said, along with reforms to planning legislation, the court would improve case processing and reduce costs, consistent with Ireland’s obligations under EU environmental law. “Planning and environmental judicial review cases are a notable feature of Ireland’s planning and statutory consenting processes,” she said. “The ability to deal with these cases efficiently and effectively is critical to the State’s delivery of housing and infrastructure, and in protecting the environment.”
Read the full article at The Irish Times
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