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Written Answers - Planning Issues

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 755 No. 1

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 143. Deputy Patrick O’Donovan Information on Patrick O'Donovan Zoom on Patrick O'Donovan  asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and [166]Local Government Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan  the timeframe, if any, that exists for decisions to be made by An Bord Pleanála in respect of deliberations into the planning and route selection of new roads being commissioned by the National Roads Authority; his views on whether An Bord Pleanála should make decisions within timeframes set out by statute to give certainty to applicants and those making observations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7361/12]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Jan O’Sullivan): Information on Jan O'Sullivan Zoom on Jan O'Sullivan Under section 126 of the Planning and Development Acts 2000-2010, it is a statutory objective of An Bord Pleanála to determine appeals and certain other matters within 18 weeks. The statutory objective period was achieved in 81% of all cases in 2011, a significant increase on the figure of 63% achieved for 2010.

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