June 3, 2021
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Course Description

As practitioners know, the planning process is subject to extensive legal requirements. Particularly with the substantial updates in the last few months alone, those involved in this process must ensure they are up to date with important developments and changes regarding planning and environmental law, in order to successfully navigate the planning process and avoid costly mistakes. It is also important that planners keep one eye on what will be coming down the tracks, in order to be prepared for any potentially significant changes.

This course will discuss important recent and upcoming developments, such as the new EIA Regulations, key changes made by the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2018 as well as recent European Court decisions relating to EIA and the Habitats Directive and several decisions of the Irish Courts on planning and waste enforcement. During the course of this CPD certified training day, you will cover more than 100 different cases, laws and policy interventions.  Attendees will leave with a highly detailed full course pack, and with 5 structured CPD points to add to their yearly requirements.

Course Content

  • New amendments to EIA Regulations
  • Key changes made by the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2018
  • Recent references to the Court of Justice made by the Irish Courts, including
    – People Over Wind v. Coillte, about mitigation measures and screening for appropriate assessment
    – Grace v. An Bord Pleanála, about compensatory measures and appropriate assessment
    – Holohan v. An Bord Pleanála, about main alternatives, baseline data, recording an assessment
    – North East Pylon Pressure Campaign and Klohn, about access to justice and costs
    Shannon LNG, about extending the life of a planning permission
  • Recent Court of Justice decisions on EIA and the Habitats Directives
  • Enforcement proceedings by the European Commission against Ireland
  • New strategic housing consent process with An Bord Pleanála
  • Recent Irish Cases will be discussed throughout the day, including:
    – The fallout from O’Grianna
    – The Corrib Gas Project
    – The North South Interconnector
    – The Apple Data Centre
    – Windfarms nationwide
    – Solar power projects
    – Odour nuisance from landfill
    – Planning enforcement
    – Suspension of a licence or permit
    – Substitute consent
    – Regulation of quarries

Who Should Attend

Any public or private organisation looking to drive efficiencies and savings including manufacturers, suppliers, building and design professionals, government bodies, semi state agencies, retailers, consultancy practices, legal professionals to name just a few.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €425 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €525. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. The course cost includes all course documentation, Environmental & Planning Law Key Updates & Developments training pack and Certificates.


David Browne
Barrister, The Law Library

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