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Press Statement – Changes to Planning Services 25.03.2020

In order to protect both members of the public and staff, Kildare County Council wishes to advise that the Planning Department are implementing the following procedures:

 Pre-Planning Meetings

All pre-planning meetings have been suspended temporarily pending the availability of video conferencing facilities. A further notification will issue in the coming days when these facilities are available.

 Making a Planning Application

Kildare County Council request that all planning applications being lodged be sent through An Post or placed in the post box at the offices of Kildare County Council. An e-mail will be issued to confirm receipt of same.

 Viewing a Planning Application

To view a Planning Application, please go to the Kildare County Council website where you can access the planning applications which have been submitted


If you wish to place a submission or observation to a Planning Application please be advised that your letter outlining your submission /observations should be issued to the following e-mail address
Please ensure you submit a phone number to enable this Department to contact you for payment over the phone by Credit/Debit Card. Objections received late and/or without the prescribed fee of €20.00 are invalid.

Alternatively, please lodge a submission through An Post with the prescribed fee of €20.00 attached.

 Retrieval of Planning Files

Request for retrieval of all planning files should be emailed to the Planning Department

All requests will be kept on file and you will be contacted at a later date. 

Unauthorised Development

In relation to Unauthorised Development, please complete the Unauthorised Development complaint form which is available on and email the completed form to or send by post to Kildare County Council Offices.

Development Contributions

If you have any queries in relation to the calculation or application of Development Contributions, please contact the Planning Dept.

If you would like to make a payment towards Development Contributions please contact Development Contributions Section, Finance Dept. at

Site Suitability Assessments

All Site Suitability Assessments have been suspended until further notice.

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