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Further to previous updates, a new Order has been made pursuant to section 251A(5) of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended (“the Act”). By Order dated 9 May 2020, the timelines and specified/appropriate periods under the Act and associated legislation have been extended until 23 May 2020, bringing the extension of these time […]

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At last, the first competition to be held under the Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) is underway, with the closing date for the submission of the application to qualify for such competition being later this week, 30 April 2020. This scheme, which will be structured as a two-way floating feed in premium, will provide support […]

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On 29 March, 2020, the Government made Orders under Section 251A(5) of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 as amended (“the Act”) which resulted in an extension of time for a range of timelines and specified/appropriate periods under this Act and associated legislation. The time periods in question were extended in duration from 29 March […]

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The Government has made orders under Section 251(A) of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 as amended (“PDA”), which result in an extension of time by 23 days of a range of specified/appropriate periods and timelines under the PDA and other related legislation. An Order under Section 251A means that the time periods specified for […]

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The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020 passed the first stage in the Dáil on 24 March 2020. Section 9 of the Bill inserts a new Section 251A in the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended. In effect, it is proposed to suspend time limits in specified legislation for the period […]

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The Irish High Court has recently confirmed that solar PV projects are not a project type listed in the EIA Directive – see Sweetman v An Bord Pleanála and Others, judgment delivered by Mr Justice McDonald on 31 January 2020. It does not necessarily follow from this judgment, however, that that solar projects will never […]

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The Supreme Court decision in Balz v An Bord Pleanála 1 highlights the importance for all public body decision makers to give sufficient reasons for their decisions. The facts of the case relate to a planning permission by An Bord Pleanála (“the Board”) for the erection of 11 Wind Turbines. However, the principle of the […]

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Head of our Energy Team, Siobhan McCabe, was delighted to host a highly informative and engaging round table discussion with key energy-focussed stakeholders and Eolas Magazine on making corporate PPAs work for business. Read the full report here. (Taken from Eolas Magazine Jan/Feb 2020, issue 38).

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Minister Eoghan Murphy is seeking to reform the rules governing judicial review proceedings in order to expedite the planning process and delivery of strategic projects. The proposals are included in a General Scheme of the Housing Planning and Development Bill 2019 and the Bill is not yet published. Judicial review (“JR”) is the process by […]

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