Tuesday, 22 January 2012
Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the average time it is taking to process an appeal in An Bord Pleanála; and if he will differentiate between appeals against larger and smaller developments.
Written reply received from Minister of State Jan O'Sullivan: The average time taken to process an appeal in An Bord Pleanála in 2012 was 23 weeks with 36% of appeals disposed of within the 18-week statutory objective period. The breakdown sought between larger and smaller developments is not available in my Department.
Dáil Éireann allocates a certain amount of time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during which Deputies may ask questions of Members of the Government relating to Public Affairs connected with their Departments, or on matters of administration for whch they are officially responsible. The Taoiseach answers questions on his own Department on Tuesdays/Wednesdays.