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The Planning and Development Bill 2023 and implications for Judicial Review

Calling all citizens, residents’ associations, community and environmental groups!

Community Law & Mediation invites you to an online Town Hall meeting on the Planning and Development Bill 2023 on Tuesday 6th February 7.30-8.30pm.

Hear from legal experts, resident’s associations and environmental groups on the proposed changes to judicial review (in Part 9 of the Bill), and to discuss the impact that they will have on how citizens, residents’ associations, community and environmental groups engage with the planning system and challenge planning decisions which affect their communities and the environment.

We hope you can attend, and we look forward to hearing your views!

What is the Planning and Development Bill 2023?

The Planning and Development Bill 2023 was published last November and consolidates all of Ireland’s previous planning legislation. It is more than 700 pages long.

Part 9 of the Bill focuses on judicial review and proposes a number of changes which will have far-reaching negative implications for access to justice.

The Bill is currently progressing through the Oireachtas, with Committee Stage expected to commence in February.

About Community Law & Mediation

Community Law & Mediation is an independent community law centre and charity, working since 1975 with communities impacted by social exclusion, disadvantage and inequality, through the provision of free legal, mediation and education services. In 2021, we opened the Centre for Environmental Justice, which works to ensure climate change and other environmental harms do not disproportionately affect those who have contributed least to the problem, and that the State’s response to environmental challenges addresses inequality and protects the rights of present and future generations.

Admission is free and this event takes place online.

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