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.
|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||1.1 February 2017|
|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|
|17||Taking in Charge Pre Planning Guidance||1.0 February 2017|
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.
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.