Making a Planning Application
In order to make a valid planning application the following documents must be submitted:
- Completed Application Form and Rural Housing Application (if required)
- Correct application fee (fees differ depending on the type of development proposed). Schedule of Fees
- Copy of the public site notice. The site notice must be located where the site meets the public road and should be clearly visible to members of the public (sample site notice)
- Original newspaper notice from the list of approved newspapers. The application must be lodged within 14 days of the date of the newspaper
- Site location map. This should be an Ordnance Survey map and scaled not less than 1:1000 (urban areas) and 1:2500 (rural areas). The site must be clearly outlined in red, additional ownership in blue and wayleaves in yellow
- Site layout plan at a scale of not less than 1:500. The site must be marked in red showing all relevant features
- Plans / Elevations of the proposed development
6 copies of the application must be submitted. In the case of Protected Structures, 10 copies are required.
Applications for Extension of Duration of Permission
Under Section 42 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), in certain circumstances, it may be possible to extend the appropriate period of a grant of permission. An application for such an extension must be made under this section of the Act.
Section 42(1)(a)(ii) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 has been deleted therefore there is no possibility of an extension of duration for un-commenced development or development where substantial works have not been carried out.
Guidelines for applying for an Extension of Duration of Permission
- An application must be made not earlier than one year before the expiration of the appropriate period.
- The development to which such permission relates must have substantial works complete before the expiration of the appropriate period sought to be extended.
- The development must be completed within a reasonable time.
- Statutory application fee is €62.
Submissions / Observations
Any person or body, on payment of the prescribed fee, and within the relevant time period, may make a submission/observation, in writing, to a Planning Authority in relation to a planning application. Any submission/observation made to the Planning Authority on a planning application is made available for public inspection both in the hard copy file and on the Council’s website. Persons making a submission/observation on a planning application should be aware that comments involving allegations of any kind against a named or otherwise identifiable person or organisation may be viewed as defamatory by the subject of the comments. Persons may be sued directly for any defamatory allegations in any submission/observation and should avoid making such allegations. In the event of any potentially defamatory allegation giving rise to legal action against it, the Planning Authority may seek indemnity from the person making the allegation.