Parliamentary Question No. 168 on Thursday, 21st February, 2013
Chun an Aire Comhshaoil, Pobail agus Rialtais Áitiúil:
To the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government:
To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government whether the review (details supplied) into claims of planning irregularities at seven local authorities across the country including Galway County Council will be published; and if so, when this might be..
– Seán Kyne
Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (Ms. J. O’Sullivan)
The Planning Review Report I published, on 12 June 2012, contained 12 actions which entail legislative change and consolidation, revised guidelines and improved management systems in planning authorities. I committed to having the Report assessed by an independent planning expert and, following my approval, Mr. Hendrik van der Kamp was appointed on 18 October 2012 to undertake an independent evaluation. I recently received the Independent Evaluation Report and I will publish it as soon as possible, following my consideration of its content.