Third Party Submissions/Observations.
Any person or body, on payment of the prescribed fee, may make a submission/observation, in writing, to a Planning Authority in relation to a planning application. The submission/observation must be made within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Planning Authority of the application.
The following should be noted:
Persons making a submission/observation on a planning application should be aware that comments involving allegations of any kind against a named or otherwise identifiable person or organisation may be viewed as defamatory by the subject of the comments. Persons may be sued directly for any defamatory allegations in any submission/observation and should avoid making such allegations. Any submission/observation made to the Planning Authority is made available for public inspection both in the hard copy file and on the Council’s website. In the event of any potentially defamatory allegation giving rise to legal action against it, the Planning Authority may seek indemnity from the person making the allegation.
If a submission/observation is being submitted by email the following steps must be followed:
- Statutory fee of €20.00 to be paid by card with the Council’s Finance Department. Proof of payment (i.e. copy of receipt and/or date of payment and receipt no. from the Finance Dept.) must be included in the email submission.
- Submission/observation should only be submitted to the following address: email@example.com
- Name and postal address must be given.
IMPORTANT: Any submission/observation that does not fully satisfy the requirements of the Planning and Development Regulations cannot be accepted.