South Dublin County Council

Same Day Validation

Same Day Validation of Planning Applications

The Planning Department is providing a service for persons, or their agents, to have their planning applications submitted and validated on the same day at the public counter.

The Advantages

  • Much faster validation process
  • Applicant/Agent can deal immediately with minor queries the validation team may have on the application
  • Applicant/Agent knows immediately that application is validated

The service is provided at the Planning Department public counter, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. Wednesdays only.

NOTES:

To assist you and the Council with this process, and to avoid delays for other customers, the following should be noted:-

Only planning applications for domestic extensions, for residential developments of less than 10 units, or non-residential developments of less than 1,000 square metres will be accepted and validated at the counter. All documentation must be provided by the applicant/agent.

The council advises that the applicant/agent should be present to answer any queries that the validation team may have. The application should not be presented by a courier or someone unfamiliar with the proposal and drawings.

  • Documentation must be presented and arranged in six separate sets [where a Natura Impact Statement (NIS) is required ten copies and one electronic copy of the NIS must also be submitted].
  • Please note that Planners or Planning staff will not be providing general planning advice as part of this service.
  • This validation service is being provided on a “without prejudice” basis in accordance with the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended). It should be noted that an application may be declared invalid at a later date, for example at Site Notice inspection or if the fee is established to be incorrect.

Your co-operation in providing the proper documentation will greatly assist in avoiding delays for other customers who may be waiting to have their application validated.

It should be noted that:

  • Same Day Validation will not affect the statutory period for making decisions on planning applications.
  • It will not be possible to allocate a Registered Reference number or standard acknowledgement of receipt of application at the public counter.