Planning for householders
Making the planning process easier for householders
A quick guide to making a planning application is available to explain what you need to consider when applying.
We have produced a series of self assessment forms that will help you decide if the work you are proposing requires planning permission. The self assessment forms cover house extensions, outbuildings, walls, fences and driveways and work to your roof.
The Council provides a comprehensive pre-application advice service for householders.
We would prefer that you apply for planning permission online via the Planning Portal. Documents and plans can be submitted electronically and you can pay via credit/debit card.
A quick review of the planning application procedure.
We run a scheme of accreditation with our planning agents, to help speed up the registration and processing of householder applications.
Search for an architect on the Architects Registration Board (ARB).
When submitting an application you may need to consider a number of constraints. These include whether your building is in a conservation area or is listed. It also considers other factors such as flood risk.
A number of interactive guides are available that can help explain planning and building control requirements for your proposed development.
If you will be extending, or altering the structure of a building you will also need Building Regulations approval and have the work inspected.