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PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT ACT 1987 - SECT 61

Decision on application

    (1)     The responsible authority may decide—

        (a)     to grant a permit; or

        (b)     to grant a permit subject to conditions; or

        (c)     to refuse to grant a permit on any ground it thinks fit.

S. 61(2) amended by No. 3/2013 s. 21(1).

    (2)     The responsible authority must decide to refuse to grant the permit if a relevant determining referral authority objects to the grant of the permit.

S. 61(2A) inserted by No. 3/2013 s. 21(2).

    (2A)     The responsible authority may decide to refuse to grant a permit if a relevant recommending referral authority objects to the grant of the permit.

S. 61(3) inserted by No. 8/1995 s. 44.

    (3)     The responsible authority—

S. 61(3)(a) amended by No. 26/2018 s. 96(1).

        (a)     must not decide to grant a permit to use or develop marine and coastal Crown land within the meaning of the Marine and Coastal Act 2018 unless the Minister administering that Act has consented under that Act to the use or development; and

        (b)     must refuse to grant the permit if the Minister administering that Act has refused or is deemed to have refused under that Act to consent to that use or development.

S. 61(4) inserted by No. 100/2000 s. 9.

    (4)     If the grant of a permit would authorise anything which would result in a breach of a registered restrictive covenant, the responsible authority must refuse to grant the permit unless a permit has been issued, or a decision made to grant a permit, to allow the removal or variation of the covenant.

S. 61A inserted by No. 53/2012 s. 8.



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