IRELAND 23 November 2017
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Spatial planning is regulated by local planning authorities whose decisions can be appealed to a national agency - An Bord Pleanála (the Planning Board). Appeals involve a complete re-examination by the Board of the application for permission. The report presents the results of an examination of how well the Board manages the appeals system. It also looked at how the effectiveness of the appeals system is evaluated by the Board and by the Department of the Environment and Local Government.