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Have your say on housing strategy

Friday, 12th July, 2019 3:06pm
Have your say on housing strategy

The aim is to speed up the planning decision-making process for Strategic Housing Development proposals.

Have your say on housing strategy

The aim is to speed up the planning decision-making process for Strategic Housing Development proposals.

The Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016 introduced new streamlined arrangements, for a limited time-period, to enable fast-track planning applications for strategic housing developments of 100 or more to be made directly to An Bord Pleanála for determination.

 

The primary purpose of the arrangements was to significantly speed up the planning decision-making process for Strategic Housing Development proposals. The SHD provisions apply for an initial period, until the end of 2019.

 

In accordance with the Act, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government may, by order, extend that period by a further limited period of 2 years, up to the end of 2021, to coincide with the end timeframe of Rebuilding Ireland.

 

However, prior to the making of such an order, and not later than October 30th, 2019, the 2016 act requires that the minister review the operation and effectiveness of the SHD arrangements and lay before both Houses of the Oireachtas a report of the conclusions of the review.

 

Senator Victor Boyhan has welcomed Minister Eoghan Murphy's decision to established a Review Group to examine the operation and effectiveness of the SHD provisions and to report back to him by end September 2019.

 

 

This public consultation will run until July 25th, 2019.

 

Submissions should be sent by email to SHDReview@housing.gov.ie or by post to: SHD Review, Planning Policy Section, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Custom House, Dublin, D01 W6X0

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