Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1992

Submissions or observations by persons other than parties.

8.—(1) (a) Any person other than a party may make submissions or observations in writing to the Board in relation to an appeal.

(b) Without prejudice to subsection (3), submissions or observations as aforesaid may be made within the period mentioned in subsection (2) and any submissions or observations received by the Board after the expiration of that period shall not be considered by the Board.

(2) The period referred to in subsection (1) (b) is—

(a) where notice of receipt of an environmental impact statement is published in accordance with regulations under section 18 , the period of one month beginning on the day of publication of the notice, or

(b) in any other case, the period of one month beginning on the day of receipt of the appeal by the Board or, where there is more than one appeal against the decision of the planning authority, on the day on which the Board last receives an appeal.

(3) The provisions of subsection (1) (b) shall not apply to submissions or observations made by a Member State of the EuropeanCommunities (within the meaning of the European Communities Act, 1972 ) arising from consultation in accordance with the Council Directive in relation to the effects on the environment of the development to which the appeal relates.

(4) Without prejudice to section 9 , a person who makes submissions or observations to the Board in accordance with this section shall not be entitled to elaborate in writing upon the submissions or observations or make further submissions or observations in writing in relation to the appeal and any such elaboration, submissions or observations that is or are received by the Board shall not be considered by it.