Before you Apply for planning Permission

Before you Apply for planning Permission

The planning process can be complex, particularly if you are unfamiliar with it. Pre-planning discussions give applicants an opportunity to seek advice on their proposed development. Includes pre-planning questionnaire and Local Needs application form.

If you or your architect wants to speak to a planner before making a planning application you can request a pre-planning consultation.

How to Request a Pre-Planning Consultation

To request a pre-planning consultation, send the following documentation to us:

  • Pre – planning questionnaire (form provided below)
  • Site location map as per OSI scaled 1:2500, with site outlined in red
  • Your legal interest in the site. If you are not the owner a letter of consent from the owner of the lands is required
  • Local Needs Form (provided below) is required if the pre-planning application is for a one-off rural dwelling

All documentation must be submitted to our Planning Offices or emailed to before a discussion can be arranged.

Discussions are generally held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday in the month at our Planning Offices.

A record in writing of consultations that relate to a proposed development shall be kept by both the applicants and the Planning Authority.

This record will become part of a pre-planning file which in turn will be incorporated into the full planning file, if the application is subsequently made.

Any applicant proposing a development consisting of 10 dwellings or more must have had a pre-planning consultation.

Any advice given is based solely on information supplied during the pre-planning consultation.


Pre Planning Questionnaire
Local Needs Application Form
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