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Our Mandate

An Bord Pleanála's mandate.

An Bord Pleanála was established in 1977 under the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1976 and is responsible for the determination of appeals and and applications for Strategic Infrastructure and Housing Developments. It is also responsible for dealing with proposals for the compulsory acquisition of land by local authorities and others under various enactments. An Bord Pleanála also has functions to determine appeals under Water Pollution Acts and the Building Control Acts.