S.I. No. 231/2020 - Planning and Development Act 2000 (Section 181(2)(a)) Order 2020


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 30th June, 2020.

WHEREAS the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform –

(a) is satisfied that the carrying out of the development described in the Schedule proposed to be carried out by or on behalf of the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland is required by reason of an emergency being the exceptional circumstances arising as a result of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from membership of the European Union and the expiry of the transition period provided in Article 126 of the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Agency Community1 ,

(b) has considered whether an environmental impact assessment or an appropriate assessment, or both such assessments, of the development so proposed to be carried out, is or are required and is satisfied, having had regard to Parts X and XAB of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (No. 30 of 2000), that no such assessment or assessments is or are required, and therefore is satisfied that an application to An Bord Pleanála for approval under section 181(2A)(b) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 is not required, and

(c) has complied with section 181(2)(aa) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 ,

NOW THEREFORE the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 181(2)(a) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (No. 30 of 2000), hereby makes the following order:

1. This Order may be cited as the Planning and Development Act 2000 (Section 181(2)(a)) Order 2020.

2. The Planning and Development Act 2000 (No. 30 of 2000) shall not apply, pursuant to subsections (2) to (2AA) of section 181 of that Act, to the development described in the Schedule proposed to be carried out by or on behalf of the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland.

SCHEDULE

Site:

Live Animal Border Control Post at Yard 2, Dublin Port

Address:

YARD 2, TOLKA QUAY ROAD, DUBLIN PORT, DUBLIN, D01 V2N3

Description:

The development is for the addition of a single storey extension totalling approximately 175m2 to the existing live animal inspection building to provide stabling and inspection facilities for live animals; signage and all ancillary site works; all within the existing boundary of lands of the Dublin Port Company, for the provision of facilities that are required by reason of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union in order to provide for the required infrastructure for customs, sanitary and phytosanitary and health checks and controls.

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GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform,

25 June, 2020.

PASCHAL DONOHOE,

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

1 OJ No. CI 384, 12.11.2019, p.1