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SHD Pre-App (Planning Authority): Section 247 Consultations

This page explains section 247 consultations

1.  Section 247 Consultations 

The Planning Authority is required to hold section 247 consultations with prospective applicants within 4 weeks of the date of receipt of a request. 

These consultations are to provide advice to prospective applicants on issues that would normally be considered as part of an application. These consultations should have regard to Part V of the Planning and Development Act, 2000, as amended, as would be relevant to the proposed SHD. 

The Planning Authority will ensure a record of these consultations is kept. The Planning Authority is required to send the prospective applicant copies of the records of the section 247 consultations.