Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Bill 2006: Order for Second Stage.

Bill entitled an Act to provide, in the interests of the common good, for the making directly to An Bord Pleanála of applications for planning permission in respect of certain proposed developments of strategic importance to the State; to make provision for the expeditious determination of such applications, applications for certain other types of consent or approval and applications for planning permissions generally; for those purposes and for the purpose of effecting certain other changes to the law of planning and development to amend and extend the Planning and Development Acts 2000 to 2004; to amend the Transport (Railway Infrastructure) Act 2001 and the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act 1919 and to provide for related matters.

I move: "That Second Stage be taken today."

Question put and agreed to.