Planning and Development Act 2000

Vesting order for protected structures.


74.—(1) After complying with section 73, a planning authority may, by vesting order, acquire a protected structure if—

(a) no objection is submitted to the planning authority under section 73,

(b) any objection submitted under section 73, is subsequently withdrawn, or

(c) the Board consents to the compulsory acquisition of the structure by the planning authority.

(2) Where a planning authority becomes aware, before making a vesting order in respect of a protected structure, that the structure is subject (whether alone or in conjunction with other land) to—

(a) any annuity or other payment to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development or to the Commissioners, or

(b) any charge payable to the Revenue Commissioners on the death of any person,

the planning authority shall forthwith inform the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, the Commissioners or the Revenue Commissioners, as the case may be, of its intention to make the vesting order.

(3) Within 2 weeks after making a vesting order, a planning authority shall—

(a) publish, in one or more newspapers circulating within its functional area, a notice—

(i) stating that the order has been made,

(ii) describing the protected structure to which it relates, and

(iii) naming a place where a copy of the order and the attached map may be seen during office hours at the offices of the authority,


(b) serve on every person appearing to the authority to have an interest in the protected structure to which the order relates, a notice stating that the order has been made and the effect of the order.