Thursday, 13 May 2010
Dáil Eireann Debate
140. Deputy Leo Varadkar asked the Minister for Transport the legislation that allows the National Roads Authority to erect motorway signage gantries without applying for planning permission; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19885/10]
Minister for Transport (Deputy Noel Dempsey): Section 2 of the Roads Act 1993 defines a road as including a gantry. Section 19 of the 1993 Act, as amended by section 7 of the Roads Act 2007, sets out the specific functions which the National Roads Authority (NRA) may do in relation to national roads or proposed national roads, including the following:
It further states that development consisting of the carrying out of any works by or at the direction of, or on behalf of the Authority under the Roads Act in relation to the construction or maintenance of a national or other public road or anything related or incidental to such is exempted development for the purposes of the Planning and Development Act 2000.
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