Town Renewal Act, 2000

Monitoring of implementation of town renewal plans.

8.—(1) Where the Minister for Finance makes an order under section 372AB(1) (inserted by the Finance Act, 2000 ) of the Act of 1997, directing that an area or areas of an eligible town shall be a qualifying area for the purposes of one or more sections of Chapter 10 (inserted by the Finance Act, 2000 ) of Part 10 of the Act of 1997, the county council concerned shall make such arrangements as it considers appropriate in the particular circumstances for monitoring the implementation of the town renewal plan concerned and, in doing so, the county council shall have regard to such guidelines as may, from time to time, be issued by the Minister for the purposes of this section.

(2) A county council shall, in relation to each year in which it causes the monitoring referred to in subsection (1) to be carried out, make, as soon as may be after the end of that year, a report in writing to the Minister of the results of that monitoring.

(3) The guidelines referred to in subsection (1) shall specify criteria for monitoring progress having regard to the matters specified in paragraphs (a) to (d) of section 3 (3) and paragraphs (a) to (h) of section 3 (7).

(4) In this section—

“county council concerned” means the county council that prepared the town renewal plan concerned;

“town renewal plan concerned” means the town renewal plan, within the boundary of the area to which that plan relates the area or areas referred to in subsection (1) are situate.