Planning and Development Act, 2000
36.—(1) An application under section 34 may be made to a planning authority in accordance with the permission regulations for outline permission for the development of land.
(2) Where outline permission is granted under section 34 , that permission shall not operate to authorise the carrying out of any development to which the outline permission relates until a subsequent permission has been granted under that section.
(3) (a) Where outline permission has been granted by a planning authority, any subsequent application for permission must be made not later than 3 years beginning on the date of the grant of outline permission, or such longer period, not exceeding 5 years, as may be specified by the planning authority.
(b) The outline permission shall cease to have effect at the end of the period referred to in paragraph (a) unless the subsequent application for permission is made within that period.
(c) Sections 40, 41 and 42 shall not apply to the grant of an outline permission.
(4) Where an application for permission is made to a planning authority consequent on the grant of outline permission, the planning authority shall not refuse to grant permission on the basis of any matter which had been decided in the grant of outline permission, provided that the authority is satisfied that the proposed development is within the terms of the outline permission.
(5) No appeal may be brought to the Board under section 37 against a decision of a planning authority to grant permission consequent on the grant of outline permission in respect of any aspect of the proposed development which was decided in the grant of outline permission.
(6) In this section, “outline permission” means permission granted in principle under section 34 for the development of land subject to a subsequent detailed application for permission under that section.