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Planning Applications & permission


Planning permission is required for any development of land or property, unless the development is specifically exempted.  Development includes carrying out works (building, demolition, alteration) on, in, over or under land or buildings and making material (i.e. significant) changes to the use of land or buildings.

Exempted development is development for which planning permission is not required. The Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) sets out types of development that are exempted. Categories of exempted development are set out in the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended).

It is advised that prospective applicants download the "Guide to Planning Permission" and "Guide to Making a Planning Application".

Please note the list of approved newspapers for County Kildare has been updated.  Please see the updated list here

Making a Planning Application

Pre-Planning Meetings


Applications accompanied by Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR)

Where a planning application is accompanied by an EIAR, a notice given by a Planning Authority under article 28(2) shall indicate that fact and shall state that the EIAR shall be made available to the prescribed body on request and the Planning Authority shall comply with any such request as soon as possible. Applications accompanied by an EIAR can be viewed at the following link: Decisions on Planning Applications with EIAR