Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963

Extinguishment of public right of way.

76.—(1) A planning authority may, with the approval of the Minister, by order extinguish a public right of way, but an order made under this subsection shall be published in the prescribed manner, and the Minister shall not approve the order until he has caused a public local inquiry to be held and has considered any objections to the order not withdrawn and the report of the person who held the inquiry.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to a public right of way over land acquired compulsorily by a planning authority for the purposes of this Act if the order authorising the compulsory acquisition authorised the extinguishment of such right of way.