Planning and Development Act, 2000

Oral hearings in relation to compulsory acquisition of land.

218.—(1) Where, as a result of the transfer of functions under sections 214 and 215 , the Board would otherwise be required to hold a local inquiry or public local inquiry in regard to any of its transferred functions, it shall instead hold an oral hearing.

(2) For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared that the provisions of the Local Government Acts, 1941, 1946, 1955 and 1991, in relation to public local inquiries shall not apply in relation to oral hearings held by the Board in accordance with subsection (1).

(3) For the purposes of this Part, the references to local inquiries or public local inquiries in the following provisions shall be deemed to be references to oral hearings under this section:

(a) section 10 of the Local Government (No. 2) Act, 1960 ;

(b) section 78 of, and the Third Schedule to, the Housing Act, 1966 ;

(c) Part IV of the Roads Act, 1993 .

(4) Sections 135 , 143 and 146 shall apply and have effect in relation to the functions transferred to the Board under section 214 and 215 and those sections shall be construed accordingly.