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Principal Adviser/Chief Planner, National, Regional and Urban Planning, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Government of Ireland

Paul Hogan has responsibility at Head of Business Unit Adviser level for the provision of professional planning advice within the Department, especially within the Planning Division and working closely with the Housing Delivery and Housing Policy, Legislation and Governance Divisions in particular, in relation to the preparation of planning policy and legislation, the implementation of the National Planning Framework and the development of best planning practice among regional assemblies and local authorities and An Bord Pleanála. 

The PA Planning has lead responsibility for the delivery of Divisional objectives in relation to national and regional policy implementation, specifically regarding the implementation of Project 2040: National Planning Framework, including reporting and review; Regional and Metropolitan Plans; Liaison with the Office of the Planning Regulator, including managing the process for any Directions to local authorities and regional assemblies on their statutory plans and strategies as may be recommended by the Office;  Urban and Land management policy and guidelines, including interactions with and enabling the mandate of the Land Development Agency;  Supporting the implementation of the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund and other capital funds of relevance to the achievement of planning objectives administered by the Department; European/International aspects of spatial and urban policy and leading team working with Divisional colleagues on implementation issues such as guidelines, directives and efficacy of the planning system.

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