Since the establishment of An Bord Pleanála (the Board) in 1977, planning legislation has clearly assigned final responsibility for decisions on planning appeals to the Board. The Board can decide to confirm, vary or reverse the planning authority’s decision.
The specific information is not available. However, the Board provides information in its Annual Reports on the number of planning authority decisions (both granted and refused) which, when appealed, were either confirmed, varied or reversed. There is no break down available in relation to appeals of planning authority decisions which were granted only.
The information in this regard for 2019 is not yet available; this will be included in the Board's 2019 Annual Report. The information and other related statistics in respect of previous years are publically available in the Board's Annual Reports which can be accessed at the following link: http://www.pleanala.ie/publications/index.htm.
Arrangements have been put in place by all bodies under the aegis of my Department to facilitate the provision of information directly to members of the Oireachtas. This provides a speedy, efficient and cost effective system to address queries directly to the relevant bodies. The contact email address for An Bord Pleanála is Oireachtasqueries@pleanala.ie.