Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
An Bord Pleanála
147. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to set down the number of staff working in An Bord Pleanála and the operating budget for the body in each year from 2008 to date in 2016. [27661/16]
The following table sets out the number of staff employed by An Bord Pleanála (the Board) on 31 December for the years 2008 to 2015, in addition to the operating budget for the Board over the same period. The 2016 grant aid figure represents the amount provided in the 2016 Revised Estimates for Public Services.
|Years||Staffing||Grant aid||Miscellaneous Income |
(including income from fees)
|Total Operating Budget|
|€ m||€ m||€ m|
|2016||145 * *||14.533||4.992 *||19.525|
**estimated to the end of 2016
While the grant aid funding outlined above provides for the majority of the Board’s annual income, the Board also generates income from fees charged. Section 144 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, provides for the determination of fees payable to the Board, subject to the approval of the Minister. In the main, these fees are payable to the Board by parties in respect of Strategic Infrastructure Development applications, appeals, referrals, oral hearing requests and certain other matters which are submitted for determination under the Planning and Development, Water Pollution, Air Pollution and Building Control Acts.