A six-week public consultation is open on the Office of the Planning Regulator’s first Strategic Plan.
The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) was established by Government in April of this year as an independent public body to oversee the effective delivery of planning services to the public by local authorities and An Bord Pleanála ensuring quality outcomes in relation to proper planning and sustainable development.
The Planning and Development Act, as amended, gives the OPR a statutory basis to carry out three main functions:
• independent assessment of all local authority and regional assembly forward planning, including development plans, local area plans and regional spatial and economic strategies;
• examination of the systems and procedures used by any planning authority, including An Bord Pleanála, in the performance of any of their planning functions, including assessing risks of maladministration or corruption; and
• driving national research, training, education and public information programmes.
In accordance with section 31T of the Planning and Development Act, as amended, the Strategic Plan is intended to provide the basis for the OPR’s approach to its functions and principal activities. In this regard the draft Strategic Plan sets out the OPR’s high level goals incorporating the actions necessary to achieve them and the milestones to demonstrate progress.
Members of the public, stakeholders and other interested parties may comment on the plan between 01 August 2001 and 12 September 2019.
All views and comments are welcome and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title ‘Observation on draft Strategic Plan’.
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