IDA submission to review of National Development Plan raises “reputational risk” from delays in planning process

This is a copy of a submission made by IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan to the Department of Public Expenditure on the National Development Plan.

The submission raises a variety of issues over the efficiency of Ireland’s planning system warning some aspects of it were becoming a “reputational risk” for the country.

These include:

  • the protracted nature of the judicial review process.
  • the way judicial review has become almost a ‘de facto’ step in the planning process.
  • delays in leasing and licensing regime for foreshore development.

It also touches on climate change, telecommunications, education, and the water and energy networks.

This record was kindly provided to Right to Know by Tom Lyons who wrote about it in TheCurrency here.