Irish planning

New Retail Planning Guidelines published

The Department for the Environment, Community and Local Government has published new Retail Planning Guidelines and accompanying Retail Design Manual. The new guidelines have statutory force and are designed to ensure that the planning system plays a key role in ensuring competitiveness in the retail sector advancing choice for the consumer while promoting and supporting the vitality and viability of city and town centres and contributing to a high standard of urban design and encouraging a greater use of sustainable transport.