Section 261 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 introduced in 2004, a once off system of registration for all quarries, except those for which planning permission was granted in the previous 5 years.
Under the registration system, quarry operators were required to supply full details of their operations to the planning authority. This information had to be submitted by 27th April 2005.
Following the registration of the quarry, the planning authority could
Planning and Development Act 2000(as amended)
Section 261A : Further Matters in relation to Control of Quarries.
Take notice that in accordance with Section 261A of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) Wicklow County Council ‘ the Planning Authority’ intends to examine every quarry in its administrative area to determine, in relation to that quarry, whether having regard to the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive and the Habitats Directive, one or more than one of the following was required but was not carried out—