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Select Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: Planning and Development Bill 2023: Committee Stage (Resumed) (11 Apr 2024)

“I thank the Chair for accommodating me. Amendment No. 779 seeks to amend the Government's proposals in the legislation around the duration of planning permissions. Currently, in the Bill in front of us, the duration of a planning permission "shall be five years from the date of grant". I understand there is also scope for an additional five years. We are suggesting that this be reduced to...”

Select Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: Planning and Development Bill 2023: Committee Stage (Resumed) (11 Apr 2024)

“I appreciate the Minister acknowledges there is an issue to be addressed, or at least I hope he does. However, we are in a housing emergency. The situation is absolutely dire and a part of that is rooted in the abuse of planning permissions for speculative purposes. I might cite in that regard, the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service, IGEES, report from a few years ago, which...”

Select Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: Planning and Development Bill 2023: Committee Stage (Resumed) (11 Apr 2024)

“Yes, if it has commenced, but the other thing that can be done, as per the example I cited, is that another planning application can be lodged. In the example I gave, the property was flipped. It has had at least three different owners in a period of approximately 20 years and when a bit of heat was put on, including a discussion by the council about using a compulsory purchase order to buy...”

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