Planning and Development Act 2000

F262[Resignation and removal of Regulator


31Y. (1) A Planning Regulator may at any time resign his or her office by giving notice in writing to the Minister of his or her intention to resign and any such resignation shall take effect as of the date upon which the Minister receives notice of the resignation.

(2) The Planning Regulator may be removed from office by the Government if

(a) in the opinion of the Government, the Regulator has become incapable through ill-health of effectively performing his or her functions,

(b) in the opinion of the Government, the Planning Regulator has committed stated misbehaviour,

(c) the Planning Regulator has been convicted on indictment by a court of competent jurisdiction and sentenced to imprisonment,

(d) the Planning Regulator is convicted of an offence involving fraud or dishonesty,

(e) the Planning Regulator is adjudicated bankrupt in the State or another jurisdiction and if so adjudicated, has not obtained a certificate of discharge from the bankruptcy in the State or that other jurisdiction, as appropriate, or

(f) the removal of the Planning Regulator appears to the Government to be necessary for the effective performance by the Office of its functions.

(3) Where the Planning Regulator is removed from office under this section, the Government shall cause to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas a statement of the reasons for the removal.]




Inserted (3.04.2019) by Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2018 (16/2018), s. 4, S.I. No. 133 of 2019, art. 2(a).