Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963

Apportionment of joint expenses.

16.—(1) Two or more planning authorities may make and carry out an agreement for sharing the cost of performing all or any of their functions under this Act and, where an agreement has been made under this subsection, the planning authorities concerned may terminate it at any time if they so agree.

(2) Where the Minister is satisfied that a planning authority propose to perform in their area a function under this Act wholly or partially in the interests of the area of, or at the request of, another planning authority (being a planning authority whose area is contiguous with the area of the first-mentioned planning authority), the other planning authority shall defray the cost of the performance of the function to such extent as may be agreed upon between the authorities or, in default of agreement, as may be determined by the Minister.

(3) The making of an agreement under this section shall be a reserved function.