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Legislative Measures

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 15 September 2020

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Questions (340)

Cian O'Callaghan


340. Deputy Cian O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if legislation will be introduced to require local authorities to publish minutes of pre-planning consultations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23435/20]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Provision is already made in legislation that requires planning authorities to publish and make available pre-planning consultation documents relating to received planning applications.

In this connection, section 247(5) of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, provides that when a pre-planning consultation meeting is held in relation to a proposed development, the planning authority is required to keep a record in writing of any consultations under this section that relate to such proposed development, including the names of those who participated in the consultations. It is further required that a copy of such record shall be placed and kept with the documents to which any subsequently submitted planning application in respect of the proposed development relates.