Planning and Development Act 2000 (Exempted Development) (No. 2) Regulations 2020
Jurisdiction: Republic of Ireland
Commencement: 27th March 2020
Amends: Planning and Development Regulations 2001
The Planning and Development Regulations 2001 deal with practical matters such as requirements for site notices, fees for applications and time limits in relation to the Planning and Development Act 2000. The Regulations also cover Environmental Impact Assessment contents and exemptions.
A development consisting of a change of use for the sale of food for consumption on the premises to the sale of food for consumption off the premises, is added to the list of developments that are exempt from needing to comply with the Planning and Development Regulations 2001. This only applies between the 31st March 2020 and 9th November 2020, unless otherwise amended. It has been brought in as a response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, to allow restaurants, cafes, etc. that have had to close to be able to offer a take-away service where they did not previously.
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