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PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT ACT 1987 - SECT 59

Time for decision

S. 59(1) amended by No. 100/2000 s. 7(8)(a), substituted by No. 81/2004 s. 22(1).

    (1)     The responsible authority may decide on an application without delay if—

        (a)     the responsible authority is not required to give notice under section 52(1) or 52(1AA); or

        (b)     the responsible authority does not require notice to be given under section 57B; or

        (c)     the application is not required to be referred to a referral authority under section 55 or 57C.

    (2)     The responsible authority may decide on an application as soon as it gets the last of the replies from referral authorities—

        (a)     if the responsible authority gets all of the replies before the end of the prescribed period or periods or any extended period allowed by the Minister under section 56; and

S. 59(2)(b) amended by Nos 100/2000 s. 7(8)(b), 81/2004 s. 22(2).

        (b)     14 days have elapsed after the giving of the last notice under sections 52(1), 52(1AA) and 57B.

    (3)     In any other case, the responsible authority must not decide on the application until the later of—

        (a)     the end of the prescribed period or periods or any extended period allowed by the Minister under section 56 if the application is referred to a referral authority; or

S. 59(3)(b) amended by Nos 100/2000 s. 7(8)(b), 81/2004 s. 22(2).

        (b)     14 days after the giving of the last notice under sections 52(1), 52(1AA) and 57B.

S. 60 amended by No. 48/1991 s. 61(2)(a).



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