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Functions of the Board: Strategic Infrastructure Development

This page outlines An Bord Pleanála's functions on Strategic Infrastructure Developments.

This category of cases relates to applications for development consent in respect of proposed development which is classified as strategic infrastructure development. The main provisions and definitions relating to this category of development are contained in the Planning and Development (Strategic infrastructure) Act 2006 (S.I. 27 of 2006) which amends the Planning and Development Act 2000 and other Acts. These types of cases involve planning consent applications made directly to An Bord Pleanála and associated applications for compulsory acquisition of land. The process involves mandatory pre-application consultation in certain cases. There are distinct statutory provisions governing different categories of strategic infrastructure development.