Scrapping of fast-track planning should mean fewer legal challenges, says regulator

Reviews of local authority development plans will also help reduce delays to infrastructure projects, according to Niall Cussen

10th October, 2021
Scrapping of fast-track planning should mean fewer legal challenges, says regulator
Niall Cussen, the planning regulator: ‘Of the 30,000 planning applications that are broadly handled by the planning system year in, year out, the vast majority of those don't have legal challenges’

Niall Cussen, the planning regulator, has said judicial reviews are only a small problem in the planning system and the scrapping of the fast-track housing scheme should ease the number of legal challenges against residential projects.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has committed to a review of planning laws that would lead to the process being "completely overhauled".

The review comes after Ibec, the business lobby group, and lobbyists for the property sector have consistently...

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