Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2018

66.

Interpretation

66. (1) In this Part—

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F3["Act of 2021" means the Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2021;]

“coastal waters” means, in relation to the State—

(a) surface water on the landward side of a line, every point of which is at a distance of one nautical mile on the seaward side from the nearest point of the baseline (within the meaning of F4[the Act of 2021]), and

(b) the outer limit of those bodies of surface water in the vicinity of river mouths that are partly saline in character as a result of their proximity to surface water referred to in paragraph (a) and that are substantially influenced by freshwater flows;

“company” has the meaning assigned to it by the Companies Act 2014;

“Directive” means Directive 2014/89/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 20145establishing a framework for marine spatial planning;

“enactment” has the meaning assigned to it by the Interpretation Act 2005;

“marine spatial plan” has the meaning assigned to it by section 69;

“maritime area” means—

(a) the foreshore within the meaning of the Foreshore Act 1933,

(b) F4[the territorial sea within the meaning of the Act of 2021],

(c) the exclusive economic zone within the meaning of F4[the Act of 2021],

(d) any area of the sea bed or subsoil outside the said foreshore, F4[territorial sea] and exclusive economic zone over which the State has rights for the purposes of exploration thereof and exploitation of natural resources, and

(e) coastal waters;

“Minister” means the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government;

“North-East Atlantic marine region” means the marine region to which the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic, done at Paris on 22 September 1992, applies;

“public body” means—

(a) a Minister of the Government,

(b) a local authority within the meaning of the Local Government Act 2001,

(c) a body (other than a company) established by or under an enactment,

(d) a company established pursuant to a power conferred by or under an enactment, and financed wholly or partly by—

(i) moneys provided, or loans made or guaranteed, by a Minister of the Government, or

(ii) the issue of shares held by or on behalf of a Minister of the Government.

(2) A word or expression used in this Part that is also used in the Directive shall have the meaning that it has in the Directive.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F2

Deleted (22.11.2021) by Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2021 (28/2021), s. 20(3) and sch. 3 item 38(a), S.I. No. 601 of 2021.

F3

Inserted (22.11.2021) by Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2021 (28/2021), s. 20(3) and sch. 3 item 38(b), S.I. No. 601 of 2021.

F4

Substituted (22.11.2021) by Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2021 (28/2021), s. 20(3) and sch. 3 item 38(c), (d), S.I. No. 601 of 2021.