Planning and Development Act 2000
F264 [ Access to information ( Part IIB )
31AW. (1) The Office may appoint any person (in this section referred to as an ‘ authorised person ’ ) to carry out a review or examination authorised by this Chapter.
(2) The planning authority or the Board shall supply the authorised person with such information, records, or documents relating to the performance by the planning authority or the Board of its functions as the authorised person may from time to time request.
(3) An authorised person appointed for the purposes of this section, accompanied by such other persons as he or she considers appropriate in the circumstances, is entitled at all reasonable times to enter and inspect any land or premises or structure (other than a dwelling) which is owned, used, controlled or managed by a planning authority or the Board and shall be afforded every facility and co-operation by the planning authority (its chief executive and staff) or the Board including the giving of information which he or she reasonably requires and shall have access to all documents, records, or other information which he or she may reasonably require and shall be afforded facilities to make notes from, or to take copies of, any such documents or records. ]
Inserted (3.04.2019) by Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2018 (16/2018), s. 4, S.I. No. 133 of 2019, art. 2(a).