Proposed development (planning applications) will be assessed upon the provisions of the development plan in force at the time of making a decision in accordance with Section 34(2)(a) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), which states:
“(2) (a) When making its decision in relation to an application under this section,
the planning authority shall be restricted to considering the proper planning
and sustainable development of the area, regard being had to—
(i) the provisions of the development plan, …”
The Plan came into force on 21st April 2022 therefore all decisions are now being assessed having regard to the policy objectives of the new plan.