(1) The planning authority must consider the panel's report before deciding whether or not to adopt the amendment.
S. 27(2) inserted by No. 86/1989 s. 9(b).
(2) A planning authority may apply to the Minister to exempt it from subsection (1) if the planning authority has not received the panel's report at the end of—
(a) 6 months from the panel's appointment; or
(b) 3 months from the date on which the panel completed its hearing—
whichever is earlier.
S. 27(3) inserted by No. 86/1989 s. 9(b).
(3) The Minister may exempt a planning authority from subsection (1) if the Minister considers that delay in considering whether or not to adopt the amendment would adversely affect the planning of the area, and may impose conditions to which the exemption is subject.