October 10, 2024

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Course Description

This course is tailored for legal professionals, planners, environmental consultants, and civil servants involved in planning, environmental law, and commercial litigation.

During the day, we delve into recent developments in environmental and planning law, including new regulations and hugely significant court decisions. Participants will explore key topics such as nature conservation case law, substitute consent, strategic housing, and access to environmental information. We will also examine topics such as AA screening, mitigation measures, and new changes to substitute consent regime. Limited places are available, so book now to secure your spot.

Course Content

  • Module 1: Developments in Nature Conservation case-law
  • Recording the test for screening for AA and Stage II AA
  • Mitigation measures: Heather Hill Management Company, Sweetman v An Bord Pleanála & IGP Solar and     Highlands Residents
  • Mitigation measures and compensation measures: Briels, Hilda Orleans, Grace & Sweetman
  • Article 12 challenges: CJEU case-law, Redmond v ABP, Highlands Residents
  • Module 2: Substitute Consent
  • An Taisce v ABP (Supreme Court decision of July 2020)
  • New changes to substitute consent regime in Planning Act 2020
  • Decisions in J.J. Flood, Moore v ABP, Liscannor Stone v Clare County Council
  • Module 3: Strategic Housing
  • Interpretation of Development Plan  
  • Material contravention of zoning
  • Strategic planning policy requirements
  • Module 4: Access to Environmental Information
  • Meaning of environmental information (Redmond v CEI, Right to Know v CEI and DTTAS)
  • Definition of public authorities (Right to Know v CEI and Raheenleagh)
  • Manifestly unreasonable / frivolous requests

Who Should Attend

Publicsector, private sector and in-house solicitors working in the areas ofconveyancing and planning, commercial litigation, and environmental law. Thiscourse is designed for individuals seeking to stay up-to-date with recent legaldevelopments and enhance their understanding of complex legal issues in thecontext of environmental and planning law.


On completion of thisone-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at theclose of the training course to participants on completion of the course. You will also receive a full coursepack to refer back to at any time in the future.

This course may qualify for CPD hours. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €485 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €585. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE. The course cost includes all course documentation and Certificate of Attendance.

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