South Dublin County Council

Pre Planning Guidance and Consultation

Before you begin the planning application process, it is useful to familiarise yourself with the issues that will affect how your application will be assessed.

Pre Planning Guidance

The following Pre-Planning Guidance Documents have be prepared on some of the common planning application issues.

Document No. 1 General Planning is relevant to all prospective applicants. The relevance of the other documents will vary depending on the nature of your proposed development. You should review all the guidance documents to ensure you are aware of which are relevant to your proposal.

These are as follows:
No Issue Current Version
1 General Planning  1.0 December 2015
2 Roads & Traffic  1.0 December 2015
3 Public Lighting  1.0 December 2015
4 Part V Housing  1.0 December 2015
5 Biodiversity  1.0 December 2015
6 Surface Water Drainage  1.0 December 2015
7 Open Space / Landscaping  1.0 December 2015
8 Urban Design  1.0 December 2015
9 Public Realm  1.0 December 2015
10 Architectural Conservation  1.0 December 2015
11 Pollution Control 1.0 December 2015
12 Private on-site foul drainage  1.0 December 2015
13 Waste Management  1.0 December 2015
14 Noise Control  1.0 December 2015
15 Water Supply 1.0 December 2015
16 Domestic Extension or Side Garden Development 1.0 December 2015
Further Guidelines
Issue
South Dublin County Council Guidance for developers on the Management of Biodiversity in the Planning Process
South Dublin County Council Guidance for developers on Architectural Conservation Areas
Extract from Planning Regulations - Conditions and Limitations on Exempted Development for Private Dwellings
South Dublin County Council Guide on House-extension: Exemptions from Planning Permission
South Dublin County Council House Extension Design Guide (2010)

For clarification or assistance on the information within the above documents, please contact our office on 01-4149000 Ext 7161.

Pre Planning Consultation

If you have further queries and would like to contact a planner, you can request a pre-planning consultation.

Consultations are available only to parties who have a legal interest in the site of the proposed development. If you do not have a legal interest in the proposed site, you must obtain letter of consent from the owner of the lands.

The Council will not facilitate a pre-planning consultation until the applicant has reviewed the relevant guidance and all relevant information has been received.

Consultations are carried out by phone or email. Meetings are only held if it is considered that a meeting would be beneficial.

To request a pre-planning consultation, please complete Pre-Planning Application From.

Exempted Development

Pre-Planning Consultations do not provide confirmation that a proposed development is exempted development (i.e. planning permission is not required). For this you are required to submit a Section 5 Application for Declaration on Development and Exempted Development.

Related Documents

1 SDCC Pre Planning Guidance
Document type: Guidelines - pdf
3 SDCC SDCC Public Lighting Pre Planning Guidance
Document type: Guidelines - pdf
5 SDCC Biodiversity & Ecology Pre Planning Guidance
Document type: Guidelines - pdf
8 SDCC Urban Design Pre Planning Guidance
Document type: Guidelines - pdf
9 SDCC Public Realm Pre Planning Guidance
Document type: Guidelines - pdf
11 SDCC Pollution Control Pre Planning Guidance
Document type: Guidelines - pdf
14 SDCC Noise Control Pre Planning Guidance
Document type: Guidelines - pdf
15 SDCC Water Supply Pre Planning Guidance
Document type: Guidelines - pdf
Pre-Planning Protocol
Document type: Guidelines - doc
Pre-Planning Form
Document type: Form - docx