How the programme for government will shape housing

Several strategic changes offer an opportunity for positive reform of planning and development

The programme for government reinforces a commitment to the 20-year national planning framework. Picture: David Soanes

The new cabinet formally adopted the programme for government (PFG) at its inaugural meeting on June 27. The PFG commits to reforming a number of elements of planning and development law and the proposed changes present a mix of challenges and opportunities for improvement in the sector.

Strategic Housing Development

The PFG addresses a major question mark hanging over the planning sector, indicating the Strategic Housing Development (SHD) arrangements will not be extended beyond their ...