Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Select Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government

Marine Planning Area Bill 2021: Committee Stage (Resumed)

Photo of Peter BurkePeter Burke (Longford-Westmeath, Fine Gael)
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That is exactly it. It is trying to have the best, most transparent process for the maritime jurisdiction, which we will all coexist in and use. That is a key point. We want to be as transparent as we can. This is new in terms of instructing bodies to make information available to the public in a one-stop-shop process. That is what we are trying to do. That is clearly contained within the section of the Bill to which I referred in terms of the types of consent, authorisations, licences, etc.