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Apply for Planning Permission

The legal requirements in respect of making a planning application as outlined in the Planning and Development Acts and the Planning and Development Regulations must be fully complied with.
If the above requirements are not met, Tipperary County Council will be unable to assess your application and it will be declared invalid and all documentation returned to you.

It should be noted that the planning system is open and transparent and everyone (individuals, residents' associations, etc.) has the right to see an application and to make submissions or observations if they think it will affect them or their neighbourhood. Persons may also make submissions or observations on an application even if they are not directly affected but feel strongly about a particular issue and want to express an opinion.

When you have completed the form and plans, the planning application together with the appropriate fee should be returned as follows to:

The Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary or
The Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Before you submit a Planning Application you may wish to avail of a Pre-Planning Meeting to discuss the details with a District Planner.

Related FAQs

What are Pre-Planning Meetings?

A pre-planning consultation can be requested with the planner for your area prior to making an application.

The pre-planning consultation form must be completed and returned to the Planning Office together with the relevant location map by e-mail to planning@tipperarycoco.ie or by post to:

The Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary or
The Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

What types of Permission are available?

There are three types of permission, namely, Outline Permission, Permission following Grant of Outline Permission and Permission.

Outline Permission is suitable when a person wants to find out if permission will be granted for a particular development but is not in a position to submit the exact plans. The grant of Outline Permission states that the Planning Authority is in agreement in principle with the proposed development, subject to the submission of an application for "Permission following grant of Outline Permission"(Permission Consequent).

Permission following grant of Outline Permission (Permission Consequent): This type of application follows the grant of an Outline Permission and must be submitted within 3 years of the grant of Outline Permission. It provides for the submission of detailed plans and drawings of the proposed development.

Permission: This type of planning application provides for the submission of detailed plans and full particulars of the proposed development. A successful application in this case will enable the applicant to commence development if he or she is otherwise entitled to do so.

Do I need Planning Permission?

All development of land or property requires Planning Permission unless it is Exempt Development.

Development means the carrying out of any works on, in, over or under land or the making of any material change in the use of any structures or other land.

Development includes:-

  • Building, Demolition, Alteration of Buildings or on Land
  • Material (i.e. Significant) Change of Use of Buildings or Land
  • New buildings and extensions to/refurbishment of existing buildings

Who Can Make a Planning Application?

An application may only be made by a person who has sufficient legal interest in the land to enable that person to carry out the development or who has the written consent of the owner. You should give full particulars of your legal interest in the site/structure on the planning application form.

How do I make a submission/observation on a Planning Application?

Any person has the right to make a submission or observation on a planning application, under Article 29 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, as amended. A submission or observation can be made in writing in relation to any planning application within 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the planning authority of the application. All submissions must include a prescribed fee of €20 and payment can be made by cash, cheque, draft, postal order or credit/debit card. Any submission or observation made to the Planning Authority is made available for public inspection both in the hard copy file and on the Council’s website.

Is a Planning Application Available for Public Inspection?

When you apply for planning permission, your application particulars will be published on a weekly list which is available on request by email to any person, body or organisation.

Your application includes all submissions and objections, the decision and any reports. These are made available for public inspection and on Council’s website for a period of 7 years.

A member of the public may purchase from the Council a full copy of your application including plans, maps and drawings, submissions and objections, the decision and any reports.