The 2010 Planning Act expanded the categories of projects that may qualify for strategic infrastructure status to include a very broad definition of "health infrastructure" of "a health care facility providing in-patient services, but excluding a development which is predominantly for the purpose of providing care services within the meaning given to that term by section 3 of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act 2009". The strategic infrastructure process is a one-stage, fast-track planning process that allows private, and public, sector developers of specified infrastructure projects to apply directly to the Planning Board for planning approval. The broad definition resulted in a series of pre-application consultations with the Planning Board to ascertain if health care projects have strategic infrastructure status. In 2011, the Board decided that the HSE's proposal to relocate...
What Are 'Health Projects' For Strategic Infracture Purposes?
|Author:||Ms Nicola Dunleavy|
|Profession:||Matheson Ormsby Prentice|
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