Submissions complete what’s next
The Managers report
What is a manager’s report?
The adoption of a Variation to a development plan is a statutory process and each part must fulfil the requirements of the whole process
established under the Planning and Development act 2000
The next phase is the City Manager must compile a report to present to the council in order to inform them on how the process has
adhered to the statutory requirements of the act .The City manager also makes recommendations in the report The following is a brief
explanation of the process
Manager’s Report to Members of the Planning authority
Under Section 13(4) (a) of the Planning and Development Act, 2000
The report forms part of the statutory procedure for varying a Development Plan and is prepared under Section 13 (4) (a) of the Planning
and Development Act, 2000. Its purpose is to report on the outcome of the statutory consultation process (as set out under Section
13 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000) and to set out the Manager’s Response and Recommendations to the issues raised in
submissions received during the statutory public display period.
Content of Report
There are three sections to the report:
Is to provide an overview of the statutory process to date and sets out the
legislative background and requirements for the preparation of the Manager’s Report under the Planning and Development Act, 2000.
Must contain a full list of submissions received, a summary of the main issues
raised in the each submission, together with the Manager’s Response and
Must contain a full list of persons/ bodies informed under the statutory process. Section 13(4)(b) of the Planning and Development Act,
2000 sets out the requirements in relation to the preparation of a Manager’s Report.
The Manager’s Report is required to address any submissions or observations received on foot of Managers Report to Members on
submissions received on Variation No 7 the notifications and consultations with, inter alia, the public, prescribed bodies, service providers
and the Board.
The Manager’s Report must: -
List the persons or bodies who made submissions or observations, as well as
any persons or bodies consulted;
Summarise the issues raised in the submissions and during the consultations,
where appropriate give the opinion and recommendations of the Manager on
the issues raised. In this regard the Manager’s opinion must take into
account (a) the proper planning and sustainable development of the area, (b)
the statutory obligations of any local authority in the area, and (c) any relevant
policies or objectives of the Government or of any Minister of the
The Manager’s Report must then be circulated to the Members of the Planning
Authority for their consideration. Section 13 (5) (b) (iii) of the Planning and
Development Act 2000 as amended states that the members can make the variation with or without modifications they may refuse to
make it not later than six weeks after the furnishing of his report to the members unless by resolution the Planning Authority make,
amend or refuse to make the variation.’
Throughout the process the members are restricted to consideration of the proper planning and sustainable development of the area, the
statutory obligations of any Local Authority in the area, and any relevant policies or objectives of the Government or of any Minister of the