Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (COVID-19) Act 2020
Jurisdiction: Republic of Ireland
Commencement: 27th March 2020
Amends: Planning and Development Act 2000
As a response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, any time limits in the following Acts, such as a “specified period” or “appropriate period”, should not include any time between 13th March 2020 and the date specified by the Government in a subsequent Order:
- Sections 4(4), 6 and 17(6) of the Building Control Act 1990.
- The Derelict Sites Act 1990.
- The Planning and Development Act 2000.
- Part 2 of the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015.
- Chapter 1 of Part 2 of the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016.
This will avoid any statutory deadlines being breached regarding planning and building development.
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