Planning Decision Frequently Asked Questions

There is an appeal period of four weeks from the date of issue of the decision (i.e. Notice of Intention to Grant Planning Permission). During this time an appeal may be made to An Bord Pleanála. If no appeal is lodged, the Planning Authority will formally grant permission (i.e. Final Notice) at the end of the four week period. Following receipt of formal final grant of permission, should you wish to commence development, you are required to lodge a Commencement Notice. Following validation of the Commencement Notice, development work can then begin.

When granting planning permission, a local authority may, as a condition of that planning permission, require the payment of a Development Contribution in respect of public infrastructure and facilities benefiting development in the area, and that is provided, or intended to be provided by, or on behalf of, the Local Authority, regardless of other sources of funding for the infrastructure and facilities. Such contributions may be related to works benefiting development in the area of the Planning Authority, rather than just facilitating the proposed development. Contributions may be applicable for Surface Water, Recreation & Amenity, Community Facilities and Transport.

Development Contributions are normally payable prior to the commencement of any development on site. In certain circumstances, the Planning Authority may be amenable to the phased payment of the contributions. To discuss this further, you are advised to contact the Planning Department prior to commencing the development.

There are no restrictions on the number of times you may apply for planning permission on any given site. However, should be re-apply for the same or a similar type development on a site you must address the original reasons for refusal issued for the previous proposal. Should the issues outlined in the reasons for refusal not be adequately addressed, it is most likely that the same decision will be issued by the Planning Authority.

If you wish to re-apply, you may wish to avail of the pre-planning consultation process prior to re-lodging your application.