July 6, 2020
Data Protection – the Return to Work Safely Protocol
When the Return to Work Safely Protocol was published in May, we outlined the main considerations for employers. You can read this piece here. In this piece, we outlined that...
Planning and Environmental Law
Accurate and timely planning and environmental law advice can be instrumental in the success of any property development. Whether in relation to a commercial or residential development, our team of property law Solicitors will work to understand your requirements and provide the input you need to make your project a resounding success.
The Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) (the Act) underpins planning law in Ireland, covering all planning-related matters including regional planning guidelines, development plans, local areas plans, the process of applying for planning permission, Strategic Development Zones, social housing, appeals and enforcement, State development, and Ministerial Guidelines. Due to the depth and complexity of this Act, it is imperative to engage planning and legal expertise with a robust understanding of its practical and real-world implications.
Environmental law is a complex area within Ireland and the EU. There are five principal regulating authorities charged with environmental oversight, including:
In addition, there are several pieces of Irish legislation which must be understood and conformed to, many of which are influenced by EU law, including:
The regulating authorities listed above enforce breaches of environmental law on a risk basis. Larger breaches will typically lead to greater levels of enforcement action. Measures may include sending warning letters, statutory notices requiring action to be taken, threats to prosecute, and in cases of persistent or large breaches, Court prosecution and Court orders may be sought.
For further information on how we can help you with environmental and planning law in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on (01) 644 5800.
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