An Bord Pleanála

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An Bord Pleanála (Irish pronunciation: [ənˠ ˌbˠoːɾˠd̪ˠ ˈpʲlʲanˠaːlˠə, - pʲlʲəˈn̪ˠaːlˠə]; meaning "The Planning Board"; ABP) is an independent, statutory, quasi-judicial body that decides on appeals from planning decisions made by local authorities in the Republic of Ireland. As of 2007, An Bord Pleanála directly decided major strategic infrastructural projects under the provisions of the Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act 2006.[1] The Board also hears applications from local authorities for projects which would have a significant environmental impact.


The Board was established by the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act 1976,[2] assuming responsibility for planning appeals in March 1977.[3] Its provisions have for the most part been carried over into the Planning and Development Act 2000.[4]


  1. ^ "Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act 2006". Irish Statute Book. 16 July 2006. Archived from the original on 16 February 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Local Government (Planning and Development) Act 1976". Irish Statute Book. 5 July 1976. Archived from the original on 30 June 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  3. ^ McDonald, Frank (1985). The destruction of Dublin. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. p. 199. ISBN 0-7171-1386-8. OCLC 60079186. Archived from the original on 2021-09-24. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  4. ^ "Planning and Development Act 2000". Irish Statute Book. 28 August 2000. Archived from the original on 5 September 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.

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Coordinates: 53°21′10″N 6°15′34″W / 53.352739°N 6.259466°W / 53.352739; -6.259466