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National Planning Framework
RTPI Ireland Chair has been asked to sit on the National Planning Framework Advisory Group. As part of this RTPI Ireland has submitted a paper to Government setting out key principles that the NPF should have and key outcomes it shuld aspire to achieve. You can read the paper here.
The RTPI Ireland Annual Report has been published setting out the work undertaken by hroughout the year, including member events, policy and public affairs. You can read the report here.
The RTPI Ireland Annual dinner tooks place on the evening of 10 November in the Alexander Hotel in Dublin. Guest of Honour was Phil Williams, President of RTPI.
The dinner co-incided with the Preseident's visit to Dublin and Cork. You can read about the vsiit here.
RTPI Ireland has written to new Housing, Planning and Local Government Minister Simon Coveney congratulating him on his appointment and asking to meet with him to discuss planning for housing and the new planning review. You can read the letter here.
Commitee on Housing and Homelessness
We have submitted evidence to the Committee on Housing and Homelessness emphasising the important role that planning has to play in increasing housing supply. You can read our submision here.
We have published our manifesto for the General Election. This sets out 8 actions we would like the new Government to take. They are to:
- provide a quality home for everyone who needs one
- ensure that planning authorities have the resources they need
- support and assist communities to shape the place they live in
- support and protect rural villages, town centres and city centres
- invest in infrastructure
- allow planning to coordinate policy approaches and resource allocation
- set out a clear, integrated framework for energy
- establish an independent and adequately resourced Planning Regulator
Read more here. Read the manifesto here.
Developing a planning research agenda for Ireland
This project sets out a framework for developing a research agenda for planning in Ireland. It focuses on the kind of research which helps planners and policymakers to develop and revitalise Ireland's towns, cities and rural areas.
This research was commissioned by RTPI Ireland and conducted by Brendan O'Sullivan, Jonathan Hall, William Brady and Eimear Murphy at the Centre for Planning, Education and Research, University College Cork.
The full report and a summary briefing are now available for this project. you can also read more here.
RTPI Ireland submission on review of An Bord Pleanála
We submitted written evidence and were called to give oral evidence in November. Our response highlighted the impeccable reputation of ABP and discusses issues including independence and impartiality; the appointment of the Chair and Board; corporate governance; management; decision making processes; oral hearings; skills; relationship with the proposed Regulator; and performance. You can read our written evidence here.