Stage 3: Planning Application
The Act of 2016 and Planning and Development (Strategic Housing Development) Regulations 2017 require that prospective applicants fulfil certain requirements prior to making an application under section 4. The applicant is required to have:
Note: Holding of Pre-Application Consultations with the Board
Under section 6(9) of the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016, neither the holding of a consultation under section 6, nor the forming of an opinion under that section, shall prejudice the performance by the Board, or the Planning Authority or authorities in whose area or areas the proposed strategic housing development would be situated, of any other of their respective functions under the Planning and Development Acts 2000 to 2016 or any other enactment and cannot be relied upon in the formal planning process or in legal proceedings.