In recent years a staggering number of judicial review challenges have been brought against decisions of An Bord Pleanála (the Board), with an unusually high proportion being successful in overturning such decisions. The new Planning and Development Bill (the Bill) seeks to bring about certain changes to the judicial review process, including the

Residential Zoned Land Tax (RZLT) is a new tax introduced as part of the Government’s “Housing for All” plan, which will become payable from 1 February 2024. However, owners of land zoned for residential use should be aware that 1 January 2023 is the deadline for filing an appeal against inclusion of lands

The Environmental Trust Ireland v An Bord Pleanála & Ors case involved an application seeking to quash a decision of An Bord Pleanála (the Board) which granted planning permission under the Planning and Development Act 2000 and the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016 to Cloncaragh Investments Limited, the notice party

In Friends of the Irish Environment v An Bord Pleanála [2019] IEHC 80, Simons J held that developers are precluded from using the process provided for in section 146B of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (the PDA) to extend the duration of a planning permission.

The Court concluded that a developer could