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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 25 November 2021

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Ceisteanna (234)

Catherine Connolly


234. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage further to Parliamentary Question No. 363 of 28 September 2021, the local authorities that will be reviewed in 2022 by the Office of the Planning Regulator; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58063/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

My Department has no role with regard to the selection of authorities to be included in the Office of the Planning Regulator's (OPR) programme of general reviews. This is entirely a matter for the OPR, who, in scheduling subsequent phases of the reviews programme, will continue to ensure that a good geographic spread and balance of authorities with varying planning contexts are included. However, in order to be of assistance, I have made enquiries on behalf of the Deputy and I understand that the OPR has yet to select the authorities to be reviewed in 2022 and beyond.

It should be noted that arrangements have been put in place by all bodies under the aegis of my Department to facilitate the provision of information directly to members of the Oireachtas. This provides a speedy, efficient and cost effective system to address queries directly to the relevant bodies. The contact email address for the Office of the Planning Regulator is oireachtas@opr.ie.