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SHD Applications (General Public): Consideration of observations

This page explains what happens to the observation and submissions we receive on a strategic housing development application

Consideration of public submissions and observations

As required by section 9(1) of the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016, before An Bord Pleanála makes a decision on a SHD application, it will consider, amongst other matters, all valid submissions and observations received.  

In addition, An Bord Pleanála will provide the planning authority with copies of all valid submissions and observations shortly after it receives them and no later than 3 working days following the closing of the public consultation period. The Planning Authority is required to submit a report to An Bord Pleanála which shall set out, amongst other things, a summary of the points raised in the submissions or observations, and the view of the Chief Executive of the Planning Authority on those submissions or observations.  The Board will consider the Planning Authority’s report, including its views on the submissions or observations, before it makes a decision on the SHD application.