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Before sending in your planning application ask yourself:

  • Should I initially seek advice from the Planning Department on my proposal/application before submitting it?
  • Am I making the correct type of planning application – i.e. for permission or outline permission?
  • Have I completed all sections of the application form?
  • Have I paid the correct fee?
  • Is my site notice adequate, positioned correctly on site and legible?
  • Is my newspaper notice adequate, in an accepted newspaper and within the time limit?
  • Have I included a supplementary Application Form? (Only applicable for a dwelling in a rural area)
  • Have I included all necessary information?
  • Have I (or my agent) signed the form?
  • Do I need to meet any other non-planning application requirements? (e.g. fire safety certificate, consent to connect to a public sewer, Exemption Cert under Section 97 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended with the requirement for social and affordable housing).

How do I apply for planning permission?

Applications should be made on the official planning application form. Copies of the form are available from the Planning Department and here.  You will also need other documents such as plans and there will usually be a fee for making the application. A checklist guide to lodging planning applications is available to assist you in making your application.

Are there different types of planning permission?

FULL PERMISSION: An application for full permission requires an applicant to submit detailed plans and full particulars of the development. A successful application in this case will enable the applicant to commence development provided he or she is otherwise entitled to do so.

OUTLINE PERMISSION: outline permission if granted means that the planning authority agreed to the proposed development in principle. If the applicant wishes to receive full permission they must apply for 'permission consequent to the grant of outline permission'

PERMISSION CONSEQUENT TO OUTLINE PERMISSION: This type of application follows the grant of Outline permission. It provides for the submission of detailed plans and drawings of the proposed development.