First Revision of the National Planning Framework
The Government has approved the commencement of the process to revise the National Planning Framework (NPF) and publish the Roadmap for this First Revision. This follows the decision by Government to proceed with undertaking a revision of the NPF, as provided for in the Planning and Development Act, 2000 and to publish the Roadmap, which outlines the process and timeline for the revision.
The Road Map:
- gives an outline of the process and the intention of the revision to the NPF;
- has been prepared to inform all interested parties of the revision;
- outlines the background to the process and the timeframes for each stage of the revision; and
- confirms the consultation processes involved in the revision.
You can view “A Road Map for the First Revision of the National Planning Framework” via the gov.ie site.
Report of Expert Group for the First Revision of the National Planning Framework
On 20th June 2023, Government gave approval to commence the process of undertaking the First Revision of the National Planning Framework (NPF), in accordance with Section 20C (5) of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended) and to publish the Road Map for the First Revision .
An Expert Group comprising three independent experts with experience of spatial planning, economic and social development and environmental protection, was established in March 2023. The Expert Group was requested by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, to provide a high-level overview of the NPF, published in 2018, and identify matters to be considered in the first statutory revision of the NPF.
The Expert Group submitted their report to Minister O’Brien on 16th August 2023 and it will now inform the preparation of an ‘Issues Paper’ which is currently in development for stakeholder consultation.
You can view “Report of Expert Group for the First Revision of the National Planning Framework” via the gov.ie site.