New law to cut delays and red tape on planning applications

Sweeping reforms expected in upcoming bill include shorter deadlines for An Bord Pleanála decisions and changes to judicial review rules

Peter Burke, Minister of State at the Department of Housing: ‘This body of work will be a huge reform of our planning system’. Picture: Arthur Carron Photography

Mandatory timelines for An Bord Pleanála to process planning applications, new conditions for taking judicial reviews and changes to the duration of county development plans are all expected to be included in new planning legislation to be brought to government in the coming weeks.

The Business Post understands that sweeping reforms to Ireland’s planning laws are being finalised by the Attorney General, and will be submitted to the Planning Advisory Forum in a consolidated draft ...