S.I. No. 293/2020 - Planning and Development Act 2000 (Exempted Development) (No.3) Regulations 2020


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 11th August, 2020.

WHEREAS I, DARRAGH O’BRIEN, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, am of the opinion that development to which the following regulations apply would not offend against principles of proper planning and sustainable development by reason of the nature and limited effect of development belonging to that class on its surroundings; and

WHEREAS a draft of the following regulations has been laid before each House of the Oireachtas and a resolution approving that draft has been passed by each such House;

NOW I, DARRAGH O’BRIEN, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by subsection (2) of section 4 and section 262 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (No. 30 of 2000) (as adapted by the Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order (S.I. No. 358 of 2017)), hereby make the following regulations:

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Planning and Development Act 2000 (Exempted Development) (No. 3) Regulations 2020.

(2) These Regulations shall be included in the collective citation the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 to 2020.

2. In these Regulations “relevant period” means the period commencing on the making of these Regulations and ending on the day on which Part 3 of the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 (No. 1 of 2020) ceases to have effect by virtue of subsection (3) of section 2 of that Act.

3. Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 ( S.I. No. 600 of 2001 ) shall have effect during the relevant period as if, in column (1) under the heading Class 32, the following paragraph were inserted after paragraph (e):

“(f) the construction, erection or alteration of temporary awnings, marquees, portable cabins or covered pedestrian or set down areas connected with the management of airport passenger movement in a State airport (within the meaning of Part 2 of the State Airports Act 2004 (No. 32 of 2004) for purposes connected with the prevention of transmission of Covid-19 (within the meaning of the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 (No. 1 of 2020)).”.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

7 August, 2020.

DARRAGH O’BRIEN,

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government.