Where can the exemption be utilised? State bodies and where the zoning objectives for the land as set out within the adopted development plan or local area plan includes residential use (i.e. where the land is zoned for residential purposes or for mixed use including residential).
Guidance for local authorities on the use of Section 179A provisions:
What is a Part 8?
A development carried out by a Local Authority is often referred to as ‘Part 8’ development. This is a reference to Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, as amended, which sets out the procedure for carrying out such developments. Such works would include developments such as the construction of houses, roads, swimming pools, public toilets and more.
Unauthorised development at Killola Quarry, Rosscahill, Oughterard, Co. Galway comprising unauthorised quarrying and associated activities including the blasting, extraction, processing, production, storage, distribution of any quarried and/or associated materials
Causing or permitting or continuing to cause or permit the entry and/or discharge of polluting matter and/or trade effluent into drains, watercourses and/or waters on and/or in the vicinity of the lands at Killola Quarry, Roscahill, Moycullen, Co. Galway