Ireland's Fast Track Planning System To Be Scrapped

A university lecturer says the Strategic Housing Development scheme was flawed from the beginning.

Ireland’s fast track planning system for housing is set to be scrapped.

Under the Strategic Housing Development scheme, projects with more than 100 homes did not need to apply for building permission through local councils.

But many of these planning decisions ended up being challenged in court.

Midlands councillors independent Sean O'Brien and Sinn Féin's Caroline Dwane-Stanley have been outspoken about the system in the past. 

Housing lecturer at Technological University Dublin, Lorcan Sirr says the system was flawed from the start:

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