Planning and Development Act, 2000

Reports and documents of the Board.

146.—(1) The Board or an employee of the Board duly authorised by the Board may in connection with the performance of any of the Board's functions under this Act, assign a person to report on any matter on behalf of the Board.

(2) A person assigned in accordance with subsection (1) shall make a written report on the matter to the Board, which shall include a recommendation, and the Board shall consider the report and recommendation before determining the matter.

(3) (a) The documents relating to any appeal or referral or to a decision of the Board under section 175 or Part XIV shall be made available at the offices of the Board for inspection by members of the public and may be made available at such other places as the Board may determine within 3 working days following the relevant decision.

(b) Copies of the documents, and of extracts from such documents shall be made available at the offices of the Board, or such other places as the Board may determine, for a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making the copy.

(4) The documents to which subsection (3) applies shall be made available for a period of at least 5 years commencing on the third working day following the decision of the Board in relation to the matter.