Property Insight

European planning practice should be our vision for the future – Tony Reddy

Replacing the British model with the continental approach of our European neighbours would do much to address the problems of our current system

Ireland’s poorly functioning planning system is beginning to affect our ability to attract Foreign Direct Investment

Our planning system is broken and dysfunctional. Communities are increasingly concerned; developers, architects and planners frustrated, and politicians under constant pressure due to issues arising from almost every development proposal, particularly for new housing schemes.

The problems with our planning system urgently need to be addressed if we are to arrive at acceptable outcomes that meet the needs of all our citizens, bearing in mind projected population growth of one million by 2040 and the ...