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Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Report and Final Stages (23 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: Amendment agreed to.

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Report and Final Stages (23 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: Amendments Nos. 8 and 9 are related and may be discussed together by agreement.

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Report and Final Stages (23 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: Amendment No. 9 has already been discussed with amendment No. 8.

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Report and Final Stages (23 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: Amendments Nos. 11 and 12 are related and may be discussed together by agreement. Is that agreed? Agreed.

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Report and Final Stages (23 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: Amendments Nos. 13 and 14 are related and may be discussed together by agreement.

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Report and Final Stages (23 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: Amendments Nos. 15 and 17 are related and may be discussed together by agreement.

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Report and Final Stages (23 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: Does the Minister wish to come in?

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Report and Final Stages (23 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: If amendment No. 18 is agreed to, amendment No. 19 cannot be moved. Amendment No. 19 is a logical alternative to amendment No. 18. Amendment Nos. 18 and 19 are related and may be discussed together by agreement.

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Committee Stage (16 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: The core part of the legislation is restoring democracy to local authorities. We either believe in our planning system and our planners, who are eventually the ones to make the decisions regarding these large-scale residential developments, or we do not. I am not hung up on 10%, 20% or 30%. I believe we are being prescriptive and my preferred option would be to leave it to the planners to...

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Committee Stage (16 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: I will be brief. Having served as a councillor for 12 years, I have some understanding of the role that councils play. If there is one thing they do not have much of, it is time. The Senator has proposed that there would be multiple meetings to deal with multiple projects. I do not agree. Councillors are asked to discuss and adopt a county development plan in one meeting. Councils have...

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Committee Stage (16 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: The key word the Senator said was "draft".

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Committee Stage (16 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: It had to go to public consultation and then be adopted by the members.

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Committee Stage (16 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: We must acknowledge what the Minister has done here. This Bill restores local democracy. It restores decision making to a local level. That must be acknowledged. We are restoring the county development plan adopted by the council and we are asking the professional planners to understand that and to make sure that their decisions conform with the local county development plans. An Bord...

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Committee Stage (16 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: No it was not.

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Committee Stage (16 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: I raise two things. Senator Boyhan raises something that is a hit and miss scenario. Each local authority treats this differently. Some do send out a weekly planning list to members, others do not. Weekly planning lists are available to any member of the public. I know the one in Wicklow, other counties may have a different system. This puts it into legislation that the council in the...

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Committee Stage (16 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: I always looked on a request for further information as an opportunity to secure planning permission rather than the other way around. We have to consider this Bill holistically, however. It involves significant pre-planning consultation that would probably not otherwise happen. The level of additional further information required should be significantly less than if planning had gone...

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Committee Stage (16 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: I will be brief because it is the early hours of the morning. The Minister is bringing in a significant amendment. As he said, it is restoring the hope of owning one's own home and putting it into primary legislation. It is also making the chief executive of each local authority calculate the number of affordable homes that will be required and ensuring that forms part of the county...

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Committee Stage (16 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: Next Tuesday.

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Committee Stage (16 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: At 10.30 a.m. today.

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021: Second Stage (10 Nov 2021)

Pat Casey: I welcome the Minister and thank him for the informative briefing yesterday afternoon. I sat on the former Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government for four years, for three of them with my colleague, the Minister, Deputy O'Brien, and with Deputy Cowen for the year before that. We have always raised concerns about the SHD process and had serious reservations about it. I welcome...

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