The need to obtain Planning Permission

Development of any land requires planning permission unless the development is specifically exempted from this need. If you are unsure whether the development requires planning permission you should contact a member of Staff at the Planning Office or check the exempted development categories on the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government website: www.environ.ie

If your development does not fall within the exempted developments listed on the above website planning permission is therefore required.

The term "Development" means "the carrying out of any works on, in, over or under land or the making of any material change in the use of any structure or other land", for example:

  • .    Development of any land including the erection of any structure on it
  •      Changing the use of any land or structure.
  •      Retaining any unauthorised structure.
  •      Continuing any unauthorised use of any land or structure.

(THESE NOTES ARE FOR GUIDANCE ONLY AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE A LEGAL INTERPRETATION OF THE REGULATIONS)

The following are the types of permission which may be applied for:

Full Planning Permission

Extension of Duration

Outline Planning Permission

Permission Consequent

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