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Pre-Planning Meetings

Pre Planning Guidance and Consultation

Before you submit a Planning Application you may wish to arrange a pre-planning meeting with a District Planner to discuss your proposal.

You may make arrangements for a pre-planning meeting here;

  1. Apply for a meeting by completing the on-line form
  2. OR

  3. Complete the attached pre-planning consultation form and return this together with a location map and any other relevant details to planning@tipperarycoco.ie or alternatively 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.

You will be contacted directly to arrange a date to meet the relevant District Planner.

Applicants are advised that where a proposed development;
(i) consists of or includes either or both residential development of more than 10 housing units or non-residential development of more than 1,000 square metres gross floor space, or
(ii) such other development as may be prescribed,
An applicant is obliged to have engaged in at least one pre-planning meeting prior to making a planning application.

Legal Interest

Pre-planning consultations are available only to parties who have a legal interest in the site of the proposed development. If you do not have a legal interest in the proposed site, you must obtain letter of consent from the owner of the lands.

Exempted Development

Pre-Planning Consultations do not provide confirmation that a proposed development is exempted development (i.e. planning permission is not required). For this you are required to submit a Section 5 Application for Declaration on Development and Exempted Development.

Large-scale Residential Developments (LRDs)

The Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Act 2021, the Planning and Development (Large-scale Residential Development) Regulations 2021 (SI 716 of 2021) and the Planning and Development (Large-scale Residential Development Fees) Regulations 2021 (SI 720 of 2021) are effective from December 17th 2021.

As such, proposed developments meeting the definition of Large-scale Residential Development (See Section 2 of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Act 2021) are required to engage in Pre Planning consultation under Section 247 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and subsequently request a ‘LRD Meeting’ with the Planning Authority under Section 32 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). The LRD Regulations include a form of request to enter into consultation in relation to a proposed LRD i.e. for both the Section 247 and Section 32 meeting.

The LRD Form for Tipperary County Council is available below.

LRD Pre-Planning Meeting under Section 247(1A) of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended

A request for a pre-planning meeting under this section is required to be accompanied by;
• Completed LRD Form
• Any such information as the Planning Authority may reasonably require in relation to a proposed LRD for the purpose of the section 247 consultation.

LRD Pre Planning (Section 32B of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended)

The Planning Authority requires the prospective applicant to complete the LRD Form to request a Section 32B consultation. In addition the LRD Form shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee (€1,500) and the information set out under Section 32(B)(2) of the Act.

Completed consultation forms together with a location map and any other required/relevant details should be forwarded to planning@tipperarycoco.ie or alternatively 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.

You will be contacted directly to arrange a date to meet the relevant District Planner.

Related FAQs

How will I know about a particular planning application?

An applicant for planning permission must publish notice of the application in a locally circulating newspaper (the planning authority has a list of approved newspapers which it accepts for the making of a public notice) and by erecting a site notice in a conspicuous position. An application must be received by the planning authority within 2 weeks of the newspaper notice. A site notice must be put up on or before the date you make the application and be kept in position, in a legible condition, for at least five weeks after its submission. If you think an application has been made, you can contact the planning authority about recent applications.