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Functions of the Board: Strategic Infrastructure Development under the Roads Acts 1993-2007

This page outlines An Bord Pleanála's functions on Strategic Infrastructure Development under the Roads Acts

Strategic Infrastructure Development under the Roads Acts 1993-2007

This generally covers major road proposals by road authorities (including Transport Infrastructure Ireland) including motorways and other road developments which require environmental impact assessment.

Pre-application consultations in relation to a proposed road development application are not mandatory but can be requested by the applicant road authority.

Section 49

Application by a road authority for approval of a motorway scheme, a service area scheme, a bus way scheme, a protected road scheme or a protected road scheme amending an approved protected road scheme.

Section 51

Application by a road authority for approval of a proposed road development.

Section 50(1)(b)

Direction by the Board to a road authority to prepare an environmental impact statement in respect of a proposed sub-threshold road development where the Board considers that the development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment and thus require environmental impact assessment.

Section 50(1)(c)

Referral by a road authority to the Board of a road authority opinion that a sub-threshold proposed road development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment. The Board must determine whether it concurs with the road authority opinion and if it does it shall give a direction under section 50 1 (b) to the road authority to prepare an EIS.

Section 50(4)

Request to the Board from a road authority for scoping of an EIS in respect of a proposed road development.

Section 51A

Request by a road authority or Transport Infrastructure Ireland to enter into pre-application consultations in respect of a proposed road development.