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S.I. No. 100 of 2020 - Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 (Part 3) (Commencement) Order 2020

This order commences Part 3 of the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 (No. 2 of 2020), which itself deals with the extension of statutory time limits in the planning and building control system during the current COVID-19 emergency, by inserting a new section 251A into the Planning and Development Act 2000. The Minister made this commencement order on 29 March, and the Government made a subsequent Order the same day under Section 251A(3), at the request of the Minister, which extended all periods and timelines specified in the Planning and some specified timelines Building Control Act by 23 days until 20 April 2020. This extension provision, and related matters, have been notified to all planning authorities and An Bord Pleanála by way of Circular letter PL 2 of 2020 and associated documentation including a FAQ and Guidelines.