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Making a Planning Application

Planning applications and submission can be made online via

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.

View a checklist for planning applications.

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.

Download Extension of Duration Application Form here.


Submissions / Observations

Under Article 29 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), anyone can make a submission or observation (called a Third Party Observation) objecting to or supporting a planning application providing:

  • It is made within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt of the planning application
  • It states the name and address of the person making the observation/submission
  • It contains the planning reference number
  • The statutory fee of €20.00 is paid

All observations/submissions, including the name and address of the person making the observation/submission, are published on our website and are available to view in hard copy on the planning file. However, telephone numbers and email addresses are redacted.

When making an observation/submission, you should give careful consideration to any personal information, about yourself or others, that you disclose. This is an open and public process and all parties have a right to view observations/submissions and personal information therein.

You can submit an observation/submission online at, by post or hand delivery to the Planning Office.

Online: In order to make an observation online you will need to register and create an account using  You will receive confirmation of payment and an automatic acknowledgement receipt.  Please retain this receipt, as you will need it should you decide to make an appeal to An Bord Pleanála.

By post: Postal observations/submissions should be sent to Planning Department, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas Co Kildare.  Please do not send cash in the post.

By hand: Observations can also be submitted using the drop box facility at the Planning Office.

Payment Methods : The statutory fee of €20.00 must accompany the submission/observation and may be paid in cash, by postal order, cheque or card.  Please note that postal orders and cheques must be made payable to Kildare County Council.


Please 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 making a submission or observation will be directly responsible for any defamatory allegations in any submission or observation and should avoid making such allegations. Please note that submissions or observations made to Kildare Council Council are made available for public inspection, both in the Planning Office and on the Council’s website.


The planning process is an open and transparent one.

All planning application documentation, observations/submissions and the weekly planning lists are made available for public inspection at the Council’s offices and on the Council’s website under Section 38 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended. This information is processed in accordance with the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended and is made available to An Bord Pleanála in the case of an appeal under Section 127 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended.

There are 2 exceptions to the information being made available to the public (paper file or website):

  • Part 2 of the planning application form
  • The email addresses and telephone numbers of observations/submissions.