S.I. No. 165 of 2020 - Planning and Development Act 2000 (Subsection (4) of Section 251A) (No. 2) Order 2020
The Planning and Development Act 2000 (Subsection (4) of Section 251A) (No. 2) Order 2020 (S.I. 165 of 2020) has the effect of further extending all public participation periods in the planning system for 14 additional days, up to and including 23 May 2020. The previous Order in this regard (S.I. 131 of 2020), which was made on 16 April 2020, had specified that the extension period was to end on 9 May 2020. This decision means that the combined effect of all Orders in this regard has extended the relevant planning periods and timelines by an aggregate of 56 days/ 8 weeks. This extension provision, and related matters, have been notified to all planning authorities and An Bord Pleanála by way of Circular letter PL 05/2020. It is expected that the latest Order which is effective until 23 May will be the last such Order made under section 251A of the Planning and Development Act.