Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2018

57.

Amendment of section 28 of Act of 2016

57. (1) Section 28 of the Act of 2016 is amended by substituting the following for subsection (1) (which provides for an amendment of section 42 of the Principal Act):

“(1) Section 42 of the Act of 2000 is amended—

(a) in subsection (1) by substituting the following for paragraph (a):

‘(a) (i) the authority is satisfied that—

(I) the development to which the permission relates was commenced before the expiration of the appropriate period sought to be extended,

(II) an environmental impact assessment or an appropriate assessment, or both of those assessments, was or were not required before the permission was granted,

(III) substantial works were carried out pursuant to the permission during that period, and

(IV) the development will be completed within a reasonable time,’,

and

(b) by substituting the following for subsection (4):

‘(4) A decision to extend the appropriate period of a permission shall be made not more than twice under this section and a planning authority shall not further extend the appropriate period. Where a second decision to extend an appropriate period is made under this section, the combined duration of the 2 extensions of the appropriate period shall not exceed 5 years.’.”.

(2) This section comes into operation upon the passing of this Act.