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Online Planning

SDCC Planning Portal

South Dublin County Council has launched a new Citizen’s Portal which aims to modernise the viewing of planning applications and processing and administration of third party submissions.  This new Portal gives members of the public the option to submit observations and associated payment on all relevant planning applications online. Observations can be made within 5 weeks of a Planning Application being received by the Planning Authority on this system. 

You can access the Citizen’s portal at this link: Planning Portal (


E-Planning Project

Implementation of the new Citizen Portal is an integral step in South Dublin County Council’s move to provision of a full ePlanning system, which is anticipated to take place in 2023.

At present, it is not possible for members of the public, developers or agents to make planning applications online to South Dublin County Council. This means that applications, including associated documents such as maps, drawings and newspaper notices must be submitted in hard copy to the Planning Department. 

South Dublin County Council is currently engaging with the LGMA (Local Government Management Agency) to progress the implementation of the national online ePlanning system, through which planning applications will be submitted. Once fully rolled out, ePlanning will provide an online option for the public to engage with the planning system, in addition to the existing paper based system.

Once implemented, the ePlanning system will improve efficiency in the statutory planning process and deliver on the government strategy to move more public services online. Information will be more readily available to the public, as files can be made available for viewing online more quickly than paper files. There will also be cost and environmental savings for applicants, from reduced use of paper and ink.