The Government at the request of the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government extended all public participation periods in the planning system for 19 additional days up to and including 9 May 2020. The previous extension as outlined earlier was to end on 20 April 2020 but now additional 23 days has been further extended this now means that the total extension period is now forty two days or six weeks.
- If an application was lodged before or on Friday 21 February 2020, the public participation phase is complete and so a Planning Authority can make a decision.
- If an application was lodged after 21 February 2020 but before 29 March 2020, a decision cannot be made until after 9 May 2020 to ensure public participation is completed.
- If an application is lodged after 29 March 2020 it cannot be determined by the Planning Authority until after the expiration of the five week period for public participation which now commences on 10 May 2020, and subject to when an application is lodged, the earliest a decision could be made is Monday 15 June 2020
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