COVID-19: Time Limits Paused Across the Planning and Development System
An emergency proposal to mitigate COVID-19 disruption to planning and development – a freeze on time limits across the system - has been expedited and is now in force. How will it work?


Last week we reported on the Planning and Development aspects of the Government’s second COVID-19 emergency Bill, since enacted as the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (COVID-19) Act 2020.  The planning elements of the new emergency legislation are intended to stabilise the system of planning and development in the face of COVID-19-related social and administrative disruption. To access last week’s briefing (published before the measure came into force and which looked ahead to its main features) see here

Our follow-on briefing provides an update on the main developments since last week; principally, the coming into force of the planning stabilisation mechanism (a step that was expedited in light of the Taoiseach’s announcement last weekend of increased restrictions on public movements). 

The briefing also looks at how it will operate across the wider planning system and signals some early uncertainties. Please click here or on the image below to download our full briefing.





Key Contacts

Liam McCabe Partner

Bryanna Ryan Partner

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