Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963

General duty of planning authority.

22.—(1) It shall be the duty of a planning authority to take such steps as may be necessary for securing the objectives which are contained in the provisions of the development plan.

(2) The Minister may require the development plans of two or more planning authorities to be co-ordinated in respect of matters and in a manner specified by him and thereupon—

(a) the authorities shall comply with the requisition, and

(b) any dispute between them arising out of any matters inserted or to be inserted in a development plan shall be determined by the Minister.

(3) The Minister may require a planning authority to vary the development plan in respect of matters and in a manner specified by him and thereupon it shall be the duty of the authority to comply with the requisition.

(4) Subsection (3) of this section shall have effect subject to the proviso that where the planning authority, as a result of considering pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section 21 of this Act any objection or representation, decide, with the consent of the Minister, that the proposed variations should be altered in any respect, they may make the variations subject to that alteration.