Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963

Compensation in relation to section 44.

62.—(1) If, on a claim made to the planning authority, it is shown that, as a result of the removal or alteration of any hedge consequent upon a notice under section 44 of this Act, any person has suffered damage by the depreciation of any interest in the land on which the hedge is situate to which he is entitled, or by being disturbed in his enjoyment of such land, such person shall, subject to the provisions of this Part of this Act, be entitled to be paid by the planning authority by way of compensation the amount of the damage.

(2) A claim under this section shall be made within (but not after)—

(a) six months after the removal or alteration of the hedge, or

(b) such longer period as the Circuit Court may allow if it appears to the Court that there are reasonable grounds for requiring a longer period and that it would be just and reasonable to extend the period.