Planning and Development Act, 2000
Entering on foreshore for certain purposes.
228.—(1) Where a local authority proposes to enter onto the foreshore for the purposes of carrying out site investigations, it shall not later than 4 weeks before the carrying out of such investigations—
(a) publish in at least one newspaper circulating in the area of the proposed site investigations, and
(b) serve on the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources and to the prescribed bodies,
a notice of its intention to so do, and where any such site investigations would involve excavations, borings or other tests that would be capable of causing disturbance to the marine environment, it shall inform that Minister and those bodies of the details of the proposed investigations.
(2) The Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources may make recommendations to the local authority concerned in relation to investigations referred to in subsection (1) and the local authority shall have regard to any such recommendations when carrying out such investigations.
(3) Where there has been compliance with this section, section 252 shall not apply in relation to entry onto the foreshore for the purposes specified in subsection (1).
(4) Compliance with this section shall, in relation to entry onto the foreshore for the said purposes, constitute compliance with any other enactment requiring the giving of notice of entry on land by a local authority.