Planning

Planning

An aerial view of the Peace Bridge in Derry/Londonderry

COVID-19 and planning measures

Reading Time: 7 minutes This article explores the temporary planning measures introduced as a response to COVID-19 across the UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI). Some of these measures have, and will, require urgent legislative change, while other aspects

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Image of a planned urban landscape: Local development planning is now with local councils

Planning in a new environment

Reading Time: 3 minutes The planning system has undergone much change recently, so what are the new structures and how has the balance of responsibility shifted between central and local government?

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The merging of environment and agriculture

A new mandate, a new Environment

Reading Time: 3 minutes Local government underwent significant structural change in 2015 with the number of councils reducing from 26 to 11, and the transfer of many functions from central to local government. This has brought changes to the

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