Planning FAQs

These comprehensive pages of Frequently Asked Questions have been compiled in order to answer any questions you may have about the planning process. If there is anything not covered in the sections below, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • General Planning FAQs - dealing with such things as the Planning Process, Site Notices and timescales involved.
  • Site Development Standards FAQs - dealing with site size and dwelling design.
  • Exempt Development FAQs - this section deals with questions relating to items that fall under this category.
  • Planning Decision FAQs - this section deals with questions around the actual planning decision.
  • Appeals FAQs - this section deals with questions around the appeals process.
  • The Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government have produced a series of informative leaflets which provide information about a broad range of planning matters. These leaflets can be accessed from the Department’s website -

    Online Planning Enquiries

    In this section you can search for Planning Applications of interest to you, using either a map based or a text (application number) approach.