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National Guides to the Planning Process

The following Information Leaflets published by the Department of Environment, Communities and Local Government may be downloaded:

Related FAQs

What's the Period for Dealing with a Planning Application?

Tipperary County Council has a period of 8 weeks to assess and decide on your planning application. Before the 8 week period expires, the Council must grant permission, refuse permission, request further information or, with your agreement, extend the time period.

The Council cannot determine your application within the first 5 weeks. This is to allow third parties an opportunity to inspect and make submissions on your application.

If on request, further information is forwarded to the Council and does not require any clarification, the Council has 4 weeks to make a decision on your application.

If you do not reply to further information within 6 months of being requested, your application will be declared withdrawn.

The nine days from 24 December to 1 January inclusive are excluded from the 6 months, 8 weeks, 5 weeks and 4 weeks time periods.

How do I check if planning permission has been granted for a development?

You can inspect the Planning Register in the Planning Department.
Planning Lists and Drawings can be viewed at the Planning Public Counter or at the following links or by clicking on the Search Planning Records link on the right hand side menu.

If I have breached the planning laws unintentionally what should I do?

If you think you may be in breach of planning laws you should contact Tipperary County Council’s Planning Department to discuss the steps you need to take to rectify the situation.

Is my complaint confidential?

Your name and address will be treated in strictest confidence by Tipperary County Council. You should note that under the Freedom of Information Acts a copy of a complaint can be sought, however Tipperary County Council's policy is to withhold the name and address of complainants unless consent is given to release them.

What are the statutory time limits for taking Enforcement Action?

Under the Planning and Development Act 2000 proceedings can not commence.

  • In respect of a development where no permission was granted, after seven years from the date of the commencement of the development.
  • In respect of a development which was granted Planning Permission, after seven year from the date of expiration of that permission

Can I comment on any planning application?

The planning authority may only consider the proper planning and development of their area and the preservation and improvement of amenities, having regard to the provisions of their development plan. Therefore, the authority may only consider objections based on planning considerations and not those based on personal dislikes or grievances, non-planning issues associated with nuisance claims or legal disputes, etc. The "proper planning and sustainable development" of an area will generally relate to:
appropriate land use (zoning), adherence to established planning and development practices, preservation, improvement and extension of amenities, traffic safety, Development density, size, location etc. The development plan for the area will give an indication of relevant planning issues.

To whom do I make comment on a Planning Application or Decision?

You should address all comments, in writing, to the planning authority (Tipperary County Council). Every observation/comment/objection must quote the reference number allocated to the application by the authority and include a name and correspondence address and a fee of €20.

How long do I have to comment on a planning application?

Any comments on a planning application must be made within the first five weeks of an application, and a fee of €20 must be paid.

What type of comments will not be considered?

Objections which are generally not planning related and which normally cannot be taken into account include:
disputes about property rights or location of boundaries, restriction of views from a property, where residential amenities are not affected (e.g. adequate light, overshadowing) - no one has a right to a particular view, trees, shrubs etc. overhanging a property.
If you have a complaint about any of the above, you should normally seek a remedy under civil rather than planning law. You may need to consult a solicitor about your rights in this context.Vexatious or frivolous comments will also be disregarded.

Who will see my comments?

All documents relating to an application, including your written comments, will be available for public inspection.

Will I be informed of the decision?

Yes. Anyone who has made written comments on a planning application within the first five weeks of an application and paid a fee of €20 must be informed by the planning authority of their decision within 3 days of making it. This will usually be done by post; but where a large number of comments have been received, the planning authority may issue notification by way of a public notice in a locally circulating newspaper within 7 days. A public notice is mandatory in the case of applications accompanied by an Environmental Impact Statement.

How do I withdraw an objection?

There is no mechanism in the regulations for the withdrawal of an objection. You may however, make a further addition to your submission instructing the Planning Authority to disregard your original observation. This must be done as soon as possible, as we can only accept any form of submission on a planning application within the first five weeks. Both letters then remain on the file.

What can I comment on?

The planning authority may only consider the proper planning and development of their area and the preservation and improvement of amenities, having regard to the provisions of their development plan. Therefore, the authority may only consider objections based on planning considerations and not those based on personal dislikes or grievances, non-planning issues associated with nuisance claims or legal disputes, etc. The "proper planning and sustainable development" of an area will generally relate to:
appropriate land use (zoning), adherence to established planning and development practices, preservation, improvement and extension of amenities, traffic safety, Development density, size, location etc.
The development plan for the area will give an indication of relevant planning issues.

Will my comments be listened to?

Yes. In deciding an application the planning authority must take written comments on planning matters into consideration. Such comments must be received within the first five weeks of the application and the fee of €20 paid.