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Planning and Development Bill 2023 – Part 6

This is the fifth briefing in our series covering the Planning and Development Bill. It covers Part 6 of the Bill, which replaces the provisions of the Act of 2000 on Environmental Impact Assessments, the environmental assessment of applications for substitute consent, and Appropriate Assessment.

Ireland Briefing
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Planning and Development Bill 2023 – Parts 4 and 5

This is the fourth briefing in our series covering the Planning and Development Bill. It covers Parts 4 & 5 of the Bill, which consolidates the various processes to obtain planning permission, and restates the provisions by the Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Act 2019.

Ireland Briefing
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Economic wellbeing in the UK in 2024

This briefing draws on three recent reports on the economy and poverty in the UK. Focusing on economic wellbeing, it explores proposals for a new social contract under which the state, business, citizens and civil society all play a part in an economy and society that works for everyone.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Budget 2024 – local growth and devolution

This briefing seeks to identify the big ticket announcements in the 2024 Spring Budget – what was omitted and what can form the basis for discussions on national-local economic reforms with the next government.

England & Wales Briefing
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Planning and Development Bill – Part 3

This is the third briefing in our series covering the Planning and Development Bill. It covers Part 3 of the Bill, which sets out the approach to plans at the national, regional and local level, and also includes the new concept of National Planning Statements that will replace what are currently known as Ministerial Guidelines.

Ireland Briefing
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Are we parking wrong? Harnessing the ‘5 Ps of Parking’

In his recently published book, “Rethinking Parking: Planning and Urban Design Perspectives” Dr. David Mepham advocates for a revamped approach to parking, addressing the ‘5 Ps of Parking’ – Place, Politics, Policy, Price, and Professional Practice. The briefing delves into these themes, emphasizing the importance of a holistic parking solution.

Australia Briefing
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Housing and planning round-up March 2024

Homelessness is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning roundup, with sharp rises in rough sleeping in England and Scotland. Other stories include right to buy, regulation, fire safety, holiday lets and ways to fund the Scottish planning system.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Planning and Development Bill 2023 – Parts 1 and 2

In this second briefing of our series covering the Planning and Development Bill, we examine Parts 1 and 2 of the proposed legislation. These two parts contain some of the essential building blocks, which underpin many of the other parts of the Bill.

Ireland Briefing
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Are we ‘Closing the Gap’ on Indigenous disadvantage?

This briefing examines the progress of the Closing the Gap initiative in addressing Indigenous disadvantage. Following two major reports, it evaluates current strategies’ effectiveness and identifies improvement areas to achieve better outcomes for Indigenous communities. The purpose is to promote awareness, discussion, and action on issues of Indigenous inequality and support efforts to address them.

Australia Briefing