Turf Development Act, 1981

Refusal to make development grant.

6.—(1) The Board shall not refuse to make a development grant by reason only of the fact that the bog to which the application for the grant relates is capable of and suitable for development by the Board.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section but subject to section 2 (4) of this Act, the Board may refuse to make a development grant in relation to—

(a) bog which the Board, prior to receipt by it of the relevant application under section 2 of this Act, has either decided to acquire or considered acquiring,

(b) bog in relation to which the Board is satisfied that, were the development proposed in relation to it in an application for a development grant to be carried out, the development would to a significant extent be detrimental to the development of bogland by the Board.