Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2018


Miscellaneous amendments of Act of 2015

65. The Act of 2015 is amended—

(a) in section 3, by deleting the following:

“ ‘prescribe’ means prescribe by regulations;”,

(b) in paragraph (d) of section 8, by inserting “by regulations” after “prescribe”,

(c) in section 9, by—

(i) substituting “was not a vacant site” for “, or a majority of the site, was not vacant or idle” in subsection (2), and

(ii) substituting “a vacant site” for “vacant or idle” in subsection (3),

(d) in subsection (2) of section 18, by substituting the following paragraph for paragraph (a):

“(a) the site was no longer a vacant site on 1 January in the year concerned, or”,


(e) by substituting the following section for section 25:

“25. (1) The Minister may make regulations for the purposes of this Part.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), regulations under this section may make provision in relation to—

(a) the establishment and maintenance of the register under section 6,

(b) the procedure for the making of an entry in the register under section 7,

(c) the procedure for the cancellation of an entry in the register,

(d) the form of notice to be given under section 7, 9, 11, 12, 13 or 18,

(e) the form of a demand for payment under section 15,

(f) the form of a receipt or certificate under section 21.

(3) Regulations under this Part may contain such incidental, supplemental and consequential provisions as appear to the Minister to be necessary or expedient.

(4) Every regulation (other than a regulation under subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section 16) or order under this Part shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the regulation or order is passed by either such House within the next 21 days on which that House sits after the regulation or order is laid before it, the regulation or order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.”.