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# planning reform

This year
Councillors criticise major planning reforms that will 'unnecessarily restrict' their powers
The Oireachtas Housing Committee will continue scrutiny of the proposed laws later today.
Councils seek €40 million to help beef up staffing in planning departments nationwide
Local authorities have sought funding from the Government to recruit an additional 541 planning staff.
Government wants to make judicial reviews 'a waste of time' as part of planning law changes
The Planning and Development Bill will introduce changes to the way judicial reviews are brought.
Last year
Strict timelines on judicial review times and who can take them in major planning overhaul
The draft bill will also see An Bord Pleanála reformed and changed to An Coimisiún Pleanála.