4 Oct 2021, 16.30

The Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, 5 October, to begin Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (Number 2) Bill 2021.

The Committee will meet at 3pm in Committee Room 3 of Leinster House with officials from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

Speaking ahead of the meeting, Committee Cathaoirleach Deputy Steven Matthews said: “This Bill proposes amending the Planning and Development Act 2000 to streamline the Substitute Consent application process. The Committee looks forward to discussing the Heads of the Bill with the Department officials, including proposals for improvements in the application process, to ensure public participation and around the role of an Bord Pleanala.”

The Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage has 14 Members, nine from the Dáil and five from the Seanad.

The meeting in Committee Room 3 can be viewed live on Oireachtas TV.

Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.

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Committee membership


Fianna Fáil

Sinn Féin

Fine Gael

Green Party

Fianna Fáil

Sinn Féin

Social Democrats



Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil

Labour Party