Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1992

Power of Board to request submissions or observations.

9.—Where the Board is of opinion that, in the particular circumstances of an appeal, it is appropriate in the interests of justice to request any party or any person who has made submissions or observations to the Board in relation to the appeal to make submissions or observations in relation to any matter which has arisen in relation to the appeal, the Board may, in its discretion, notwithstanding section 4 (3), 7 (4), 8 (4) or 13 (3) (b), serve on any such person a notice under this section—

(a) requesting that person, within a period specified in the notice (not being less than fourteen or more than twenty eight days beginning on the date of service of the notice) to submit to the Board submissions or observations in relation to the matter in question, and

(b) stating that, if submissions or observations are not received before the expiration of the period specified in the notice, the Board will, after the expiration of that period and without further notice to the person, pursuant to section 11 determine the appeal.