Planning and Development Act, 2000
Provisions as to making of appeals and referrals.
127.—(1) An appeal or referral shall—
(a) be made in writing,
(b) state the name and address of the appellant or person making the referral and of the person, if any, acting on his or her behalf,
(c) state the subject matter of the appeal or referral,
(d) state in full the grounds of appeal or referral and the reasons, considerations and arguments on which they are based,
(e) in the case of an appeal under section 37 by a person who made submissions or observations in accordance with the permission regulations, be accompanied by the acknowledgement by the planning authority of receipt of the submissions or observations,
(f) be accompanied by such fee (if any) as may be payable in respect of such appeal or referral in accordance with section 144 , and
(g) be made within the period specified for making the appeal or referral.
(2) (a) An appeal or referral which does not comply with the requirements of subsection (1) shall be invalid.
(b) The requirement of subsection (1)(d) shall apply whether or not the appellant or person making the referral requests, or proposes to request, in accordance with section 134 , an oral hearing of the appeal or referral.
(3) Without prejudice to section 131 or 134, an appellant or person making the referral shall not be entitled to elaborate in writing upon, or make further submissions in writing in relation to, the grounds of appeal or referral stated in the appeal or referral or to submit further grounds of appeal or referral and any such elaboration, submissions or further grounds of appeal or referral that is or are received by the Board shall not be considered by it.
(4) (a) An appeal or referral shall be accompanied by such documents, particulars or other information relating to the appeal or referral as the appellant or person making the referral considers necessary or appropriate.
(b) Without prejudice to section 132 , the Board shall not consider any documents, particulars or other information submitted by an appellant or person making the referral other than the documents, particulars or other information which accompanied the appeal or referral.
(5) An appeal or referral shall be made—
(a) by sending the appeal or referral by prepaid post to the Board,
(b) by leaving the appeal or referral with an employee of the Board at the offices of the Board during office hours (as determined by the Board), or
(c) by such other means as may be prescribed.