Northern Ireland's Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) has announced plans to pilot remote hearings in selected cases within the next four to six weeks.
Published 2 June 2020
A judicial review lodged over the impact of a proposed development on the energy efficiency of a neighbouring building could have "far-reaching consequences", planning lawyers have said.
Published 1 June 2020
Northern Ireland's planning system is "lagging badly" behind the rest of the UK in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic by failing to introduce remote hearings, construction industry groups have said.
Published 28 May 2020
Kerry County Council breached planning laws by failing to implement a language condition attached to a planning permission for a housing development in the West Kerry Gaeltacht, An Coimisinéir Teanga has said.
Published 22 May 2020
The requirement to hold a public event as part of the pre-application process for major planning applications has been temporarily removed for five months.
Published 4 May 2020
Lawyers have called for Northern Ireland's planning system to "catch up" with the rest of the UK by introducing remote hearings during the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 23 April 2020
The High Court has denied two interlocutory applications taken by Kilkenny County Council.
Published 16 March 2020
Construction lawyer Georgina Wallace of Ronan Daly Jermyn gives an overview of the law relating to the right to light, recent case law in this area, and the implications of the right to light on developers.
Published 16 March 2020
A couple who live near a proposed wind farm in Co Galway have lost a legal bid to overturn planning permission for the development in the High Court.
Published 13 March 2020
Planning permission for eleven wind turbines in Cork, granted by An Bord Pleanála, has been quashed in the Supreme Court.
Published 17 December 2019
Graham Pierce, partner and head of commercial property at Worthingtons Solicitors in Belfast, examines the law on signage in Northern Ireland.
Published 9 December 2019
A company seeking to develop a wind farm in Cork has lost an application for judicial review of a decision by An Bord Pleanála to refuse planning permission based on the “cumulative impact on landscape and visual amenity”.
Published 29 November 2019
Government proposals to rewrite planning laws to reduce the number of judicial review challenges to controversial developments would deny communities access to justice, lawyers have warned.
Published 13 November 2019
High Court: Cork County Council refused application to direct property arbitrator to state a case on jurisdiction
The High Court has refused an application made by Cork County Council in which it sought an order to direct a property arbitrator to state a case regarding his jurisdiction.
Published 16 October 2019
The first strategic housing development in Limerick has been refused planning permission on environmental grounds.
Published 4 October 2019