Planning and Development Act, 2000
Holding of event by local authority.
238.—(1) An event that is prescribed in accordance with section 230 (1) and is proposed to be carried out by a local authority (in this section referred to as a “proposed event”) shall be carried out in accordance with this section and any regulations made under subsection (2).
(2) The Minister may make regulations providing for—
(a) the publication by the local authority of any specified notice with respect to the proposed event,
(b) the notification or consultation by the local authority of any specified person or persons,
(c) the making available for inspection, by members of the public, of any specified documents, particulars, plans or other information with respect to the proposed event, and
(d) the making of submissions or observations to the local authority within a prescribed time with respect to the proposed event.
(3) (a) The manager of a local authority shall, after the expiration of the period prescribed under subsection (2)(d) for the making of submissions or observations, prepare a written report in relation to the proposed event and submit the report to the members of the local authority.
(b) A report prepared in accordance with paragraph (a) shall—
(i) specify the proposed event,
(ii) specify the matters referred to in section 231 (4) to which the holding of the proposed event will be subject,
(iii) list the persons or bodies who made submissions or observations with respect to the proposed event in accordance with the regulations made under subsection (2),
(iv) summarise the issues raised in any such submissions or observations and state the response of the manager to them, and
(v) recommend whether or not the proposed event should be held.
(c) The members of the local authority shall, as soon as may be, consider the proposed event and the report of the manager under paragraph (a),
(d) Following the consideration of the manager's report under paragraph (c), the proposed event may be carried out as recommended in the manager's report, unless the local authority, by resolution, decides to vary or modify the event, otherwise than as recommended in the manager's report, or decides not to proceed with the event.
(e) A resolution under paragraph (d) must be passed not later than 6 weeks after receipt of the manager's report.