Exempted development is development for which planning permission is not required. Generally, it includes developments of a minor nature such as
Building of an extension, shed, garage, boundary walls etc. within the curtilage of a dwelling house subject to conditions and limitations (see below) and not restricted by a condition of a planning permission.
- Works that affect only the interior of a structure.
- Works that do not affect the external appearance of a structure.
- Some agricultural structures.
- Some changes of use.
Full details of exempted development provisions including conditions and limitations is contained in Schedule 2 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 – 2018. The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has produced planning leaflets for the general public in relation to frequently asked questions including exempt development Planning Leaflets
Note, in certain instances, development is restricted from exemptions. These are set out Article 9 (1) of the above Planning and Development Regulations 2001 – 2018.