Part XVI of the Planning & Development Act 2000 applies to events which take place:
The Act requires an applicant to:
Local Authority required to consult with prescribed bodies (by furnishing copy to) and may consult with any other body as appropriate.
Local Authority may request further information and cannot make a decision within 5 weeks. During this 5 week period a copy of the application may be inspected during office hours at the public counter of the Planning Department. A submission or observation may be made for which no fee applies.
There is a duty of care on person granted licence and a duty on every person attending such events to conduct themselves (as far as reasonably practicable) to ensure that any person attending is not exposed to danger.
Please contact Michelle Crowley at the Planning Department for further information and to make an application.
Although a licence is not required for the holding of an event by a Local Authority, the following procedure applies:
With specific reference to Planning & Development Act 2000, Part XVI, Sections 239 and 240 and the Planning & Development (Certification of Fairground Equipment) Regulations 2003:
A person who intends to hold or organize a funfair shall give 2 working days notice, in writing, to the Local Authority (contact person: Michelle Crowley, A/Assistant Staff Officer, Planning & Development); this notice should be accompanied by a valid certificate of safety for the fairground equipment to be used and state the name of the organiser(s), the owner(s) of the equipment and the location and dated on which the funfair is to be held.
The Local authority may serve a notice for the immediate cessation of the use of any fairground equipment without a valid safety certificate.
In addition to the above, consideration must be given to Class 37 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001in respect of land used for any fair, funfair, bazaar or circus or any local event of a religious, cultural, educational, political, social, recreational or sporting character wherein it states:
The land shall not be used for any such purposes either continuously for a period exceeding 15 days or occasionally for periods exceeding in aggregate 30 days in any year.