Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ceisteanna (506)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

506. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of Part 8 housing planning applications that have been refused planning permission in each local authority in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48551/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Local authority "own" developments prescribed in Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, as amended, are exempted development under section 4 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, and therefore no planning application is required for local authority development of this nature.

Section 179 of the 2000 Act provides that, with certain exceptions, Part 8 type development proposals require a public consultation process and the consent by resolution of the elected members of the local authority in order to proceed. Further to the public consultation on such proposed development and the Chief Executive's report on the public consultation, the proposed development may be carried out as recommended in the Chief Executive's report unless the elected members of the local authority, by resolution, decide to vary or modify the development otherwise than as recommended in the Chief Executive's report, or decide not to proceed with the development.

As Part 8 type developments are exempt from planning permission, my Department does not compile statistics in this regard and individual local authorities should be contacted for the information sought.