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

Waltham Abbey v An Bord Pleanála & Ors; Pembroke Road Association v An Bord Pleanála & Ors [2022] IESC 30 concerned appeals against two separate decisions of the High Court. Both decisions raised an identical question of law: whether the word ‘statement’ in Article 299B of the Planning Regulations required a separate identifiable document to