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.