8 Sep 2021, 15.06

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage will resume pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large Scale Residential Development) Bill at a meeting in Leinster House, tomorrow, Thursday, 9 September.

The meeting will take place in Committee Room 1 at 12.30pm

Representatives of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), Irish Planning Institute (IPI), Dublin Democratic Planning Alliance and City and County Management Association (CCMA) will appear virtually before the Committee.

Committee Cathaoirleach Steven Matthews TD said: “The Committee welcomes this opportunity to hear the views of local authorities, planners, residents and the Irish Homes Builders Association, which is a constituent organisation of the CIF, on the General Scheme of the Bill.

“The proposed legislation will replace the fast-track planning permission process introduced for Strategic Housing Developments in 2017 to expedite housing supply and restore decision-making on large scale housing developments to the relevant local authority.

“The organisations, before the Committee, have first-hand experience and forensic insight into the planning process pre and post 2017. The Committee looks forward to hearing their views on all elements of the proposed new legislation including planning process timelines and the pre-application consultation process proposed.”

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