Local Government Planning and Development Act 2000 - 2002
Notes for the Guidance of Planning Applicants
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The following documents must be submitted:
- Application form: The attached form should be fully completed and copied twice.
- Site Location Map: 6 copies of the site location map to a scale of not less than 1:1000 in built up areas, 1:2500 in all other areas, marked so as to identify clearly the land or structure to which the application relates and the boundaries thereof in red. Lands adjoining, abutting or adjacent to the land to be developed and which is under the control of the applicant or the person who owns the land which is the subject of the application shall be outlined in blue and wayleaves shall be shown in yellow.
- Site Layout Plan: 6 copies of site or layout plans shall be drawn to a scale of not less than 1:500 (which shall be indicated thereon), the site boundary shall be clearly delineated in red and buildings, roads, boundaries, septic tanks and percolation areas, bored wells, significant tree stands and other features on, adjoining or in the vicinity of the land or structure to which the application relates shall be shown. Levels or contours of the land where applicable shall be shown. The distances from structures to boundaries of sites shall also be shown.
- Building Drawings: 6 copies of building drawings to a scale of not less than 1:200 showing principal dimensions including heights in metres. Elevations shall show the main features of any buildings contiguous to the proposed structure. A schedule of plans, drawings and maps shall be provided. Where possible drawings should be submitted on no greater than A3 size paper.
- Plans: All plans relating to reconstruction, alterations or extensions should be coloured to distinguish existing and proposed. All plans based on Ordnance Survey maps should indicate the sheet number. North Point should be drawn on all maps and plans other than elevations and sections.Note: All Ordnance Survey maps must show the licence number. The Planning Authority cannot accept maps or plans which infringe the Copyright & Related Rights Act, 2000
- Development affecting Protected Structures or work in Architectural Conservation Areas: Developments affecting protected structures or work in architectural conservation areas should include photos, plans and particulars to show the effect on the character of the structure.
- Outline Planning Permissions: Sufficient plans should be provided to enable the Planning Authority to make a decision in relation to siting, layout and other proposals.
- Change of use of Developments: A statement and particulars should be provided on the existing use of the land or structures.
- Part V: If the development is subject to Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000, proposals for compliance with this part should be attached. If a certificate of exemption has been granted regarding this development, that certificate should accompany the application. If an application for a certificate has been made a copy of the application should be attached.
- Notice of intention to apply for Planning Permission: Notice must be published both in a newspaper circulating in the area and on a notice at the site. One original page and one copy of the paper in which the notice is published must be submitted to the planning authority within two weeks of publication date (i.e. if the notice appears in a paper dated on a Thursday, the application must be submitted by the following Wednesday week). A copy of the site notice shall also be submitted to the Planning Authority and shall be maintained in position on the land or structure concerned for a period of five weeks from the date of the receipt of the planning application by the Planning Authority and shall be renewed or replaced if it is removed or becomes defaced or illegible within that period.
- Payment of Fees: The appropriate fee must accompany this application. The attached schedule shows fees payable in respect of particular classes of development. Note: the attached schedule is for the guidance of applicants and the planning authority reserves the right to demand payment of additional fees over and above the amount tendered if circumstances so warrant. Similarly, fees paid in excess will be refunded. The Planning Authority would consider it desirable if the items below were submitted with any relevant application as they would expedite the processing of the application.
- Septic Tank Drainage: Where drainage by means of a septic tank is proposed, before a planning application is considered the applicant shall complete a site characterisation Form Section C3 in accordance with the provisions of EPA - Code of Practice - Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems serving Single Houses (p.e. < or = 10) Applications involving septic tanks or effluent treatment systems should be accompanied by Site Characterisation Form. (Site Characterisation Forms available under Planning Forms on this website).
- Group Water Schemes: Please submit a letter of "consent to connection" from the trustee of the relevant group water scheme.
- Landholders: The Planning Authority may ask for Land Registry maps of full landholding of applicants in some cases.
- Sightlines: Adequate sightlines in both directions should appear on site layout map together with written consent from adjoining landowners agreeing to the necessary works.
It is important to note that failure to comply with the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 as amended will render your application invalid. All invalid applications must be returned to the applicant. It is therefore in your own interest to comply with these guidance notes. N.B. under no circumstances should development be carried out without the permission of the planning authority.