Planning is key to undo downturn damage

We urgently need to move from ad-hoc, advocacy-based development to decision-making that is based on evidence

26th February, 2011

We urgently need to move from ad-hoc, advocacy-based development to decision-making that is based on evidence

A common argument throughout the property development boom was that our limited regulatory processes - including the appeals system to an Bord Pleanála - were hold ing up necessary developments in the pipeline.

In fact it may be argued that in many cases they may have been holding back the tide and in effect preventing an even...

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