The Minister for Planning says new reforms should ensure the situation involving a cheese plant in Belleview shouldn't happen again.
It's after An Taisce objected to a new Glanbia Cheese Processing plant in the Port of Waterford that had already been given the green light by An Bord Pleanála.
While refusing to comment on the situation surrounding the cheese plant, Peter Burke admitted that reform is needed to streamline planning applications and make it more difficult for government agencies to object to planning permissions.
Minister Burke says Ireland's planning process is outdated.
"One thing that's very unusual in this country is that the courts tend to give leave to almost all requests for a judicial review without hearing the other party's views on it the framework needs to be re balanced because it's very important that when you have a massive investment program for public infra like we have in this state that it's not getting held up through planning."
He says he is keen to implement changes that listen to An Bórd Pleanála and county councils before allowing an objection to reach the court.
"My job is to set the policy and one of the key things we're going to do now under housing for all and containment programme for government, is that we're fully intending to reform the judicial review process. The mechanism by where a third party takes a review of a planning decision and to ensure that the board and the local authorities are being heard in those applications."