Object to or Support a Planning Application

Object to or Support a Planning Application

How to submit support for or object to an application that has been made

Who can Comment an Application?

Anybody other than the applicant can object to or comment on a planning application.

How to Comment on an Application

Comments must be made in writing to Meath County Council. Letters must contain your name, address and the Registered Reference number of the planning application you wish to comment on.

Please note that:

  • A Fee of €20 must accompany your submission.
  • You can only object or comment on planning and development issues. Any issues that do not meet the guidelines will not be considered. The planning authority may only consider objections relating to planning issues and not those based on personal dislikes, grievances or opinions.
  • You must object/comment within 5 weeks of the application registered date, day one being the date the application is received and registered. 
  • The planning process is an open and public one. In that context all submissions or observations are a matter of public record and may also be placed on the Council’s website.

Submissions or Observations with Regard to Further Information or Revised Plans

Where we receive further information which contains significant additional data, then a submission or observation in relation to the further information or revised plans may be made in writing to us on payment of €20 (If you had previously made a valid submission there will be no fee due), not later than 2 weeks after the receipt of the newspaper notice and site notice by us.

In the case of a planning application accompanied by an Environmental Impact Statement, you can make a submission or observation within 5 weeks of receipt of such notices by us.

If you have any queries contact:

Planning Department
Meath County Council
Buvinda House
Dublin Road
Co Meath

Telephone: 046-9097500

Email:  planning@meathcoco.ie

Withdrawing a Submission

There is currently no mechanism in the regulations for the withdrawal of a submission/observation. You may however, make a further addition to your submission advising the Planning Authority to disregard your original submission.  Both letters will then remain on the file.

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