New planning rules to speed up delivery of water infrastructure
Change ordered by minister of state Peter Burke could expedite Uisce Éireann projects by up to two years
Uisce Éireann will be able to deliver new water infrastructure upgrades up to two years faster after a change in the planning rules.
The construction of new water treatment and wastewater treatment plants has been held up because the company has to buy the necessary land via a compulsory purchase order (CPO) before it can apply for planning permission.
In contrast, councils and other state organisations are allowed to seek planning permission on a site ...