Housing and Planning and Development Bill 2019

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The Pillar’s detailed submission for the public consultation outlines our members’ core concerns with the proposed legislation, in particular the fact that the Bill proposes to:
• Make it near impossible for ordinary people, citizens groups and environmental NGOs to qualify to get into the Court to take a challenge in the first place; [5] [6]
• Make the court process more difficult, lengthy and complex, and cause delays;
• Provides for chilling uncertainty on the nature of costs you might be exposed to in court [7]
• Leave applicants with the prospect of huge legal bills and fees even if you win in Court due to the proposed new cap on awards to successful applicants

The submission also highlights how the inevitable challenges and litigation that will be triggered by these proposals is going to create legal uncertainty for everyone – including developers.

Submission: https://tinyurl.com/vz7qa99

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