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 requirements 1.1 September 2017
2 Roads, Transport and Parking 1.1 September 2017
3 Public Lighting 1.3 September 2017
4 Part V Housing Requirements 1.1 September 2017
5 Biodiversity and Ecology 1.1 September 2017
6 Surface Water Drainage 1.2 September 2017
7 Open Space and Landscaping 1.3 September 2017
8 Urban Design 1.1 September 2017
9 Public Realm 1.1 September 2017
10 Architectural Conservation 1.1 September 2017
11 Pollution Control 1.1 September 2017
12 Private Foul Treatment Systems 1.1 September 2017
13 Construction and Demolition Waste Management 1.1 September 2017
14 Noise Control  1.1 September 2017
15 Water Supply 1.1 September 2017
16 Domestic Extension or Side Garden Development 1.1 September 2017
17 Taking in Charge 1.1 September 2017
18 Light Pollution 1.0 September 2017
19 Anti-Social Behaviour and Crime Prevention 1.0 September 2017
20 Green Infrastructure 1.0 September 2017
21 Energy Efficiency 1.0 September 2017
22 Climate Change 1.0 September 2017
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

Pre-planning consultations give prospective applicants for planning permission the opportunity discuss their proposal with a planner.

Consultations are carried out by phone or email. Meetings will only be held for more complex proposals and when the area planner considers a meeting would be beneficial.

To request a consultation, you must submit the documents listed below. Your request will be logged when sufficient information has been received

Documents required for large scale residential/ commercial developments

  1. Complete Pre-Planning Application A
  2. Site Location Map, at a scale of a least 1:1500
  3. Site Layout Plan
  4. Preliminary sketches of the proposal

Documents required for one-off houses or works to your own home

  1. Complete Pre-Planning Application B
  2. Site Location Map
  3. Sketches of proposal
  4. Photographs of existing site

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.

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
17 SDCC Taking in Charge Pre Planning Guidance
Document type: Guidelines - pdf
18 SDCC Light Pollution Pre Planning Guidance
Document type: Publications - pdf
20 SDCC Green Infrastructure Pre Planning Guidance
Document type: Publications - pdf
21 SDCC Energy Efficiency Pre Planning Guidance
Document type: Publications - pdf
22 SDCC Climate Change Pre Planning Guidance
Document type: Publications - pdf
Pre-Planning Protocol
Document type: Guidelines - doc
Pre-Planning Application A
Document type: Form - docx
Pre-Planning Application B
Document type: Form - docx