Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1992

Availability of documents.

5.—(1) Where a planning authority give their decision in respect of a planning application after the commencement of this section, the documents concerned mentioned in section 6 shall be made available for inspection by members of the public during office hours at the offices of the authority for a period of one month beginning on the day of the giving of the decision or, if an appeal or appeals is or are taken against the decision, until as regards the appeal or, as may be appropriate, each of the appeals—

(a) it is withdrawn, or

(b) it is determined by the Board or dismissed by it pursuant to section 11 or 14 , or

(c) in relation to it a direction is given to the authority by the Board pursuant to section 15 .

(2) The Minister may prescribe additional requirements in relation to the availability for inspection by members of the public of documents relating to planning applications, including requirements in relation to such availability before the commencement, or after the expiration, of the period mentioned in subsection (1).

(3) In this section “planning application” includes—

(a) an application for a permission under section 27 of the Principal Act for retention of a structure, and

(b) an application for an approval that is required to be obtained under a condition subject to which a permission or an approval is granted under the Acts.