Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Ceisteanna (174)

Fergus O'Dowd

Ceist:

174. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if a regulation and commencement order was signed, as raised in correspondence from a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38958/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

My Department is currently finalising the drafting of the necessary amendments to the exempted development provisions of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 and the ancillary Commencement Order for section 8 of the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2018 referred to in the details provided by the Deputy. I expect to be in a position to sign the Regulations and Order shortly.

My Department is actively engaging with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in relation to the associated amendments to the Forestry Regulations 2017, which need to be made by my colleague, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine,and which I understand are at an advanced stage.