Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2018
Compliance by public bodies
74. (1) A public body shall adopt such measures as—
(a) are consistent with its functions, and
(b) necessary to secure the objectives of the National Marine Planning Framework.
(2) In this section “functions” includes—
(a) the formulation of any policy, programme or plan in relation to development or activity, or proposed development or activity, in the maritime area,
(b) the giving of any consent or approval, or the grant or issue of licences, certificates or other like documents, under any enactment for the purposes of any such development or activity, or any such proposed development or activity,
(c) the regulation of any such development or activity.