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COVID-19 Arrangements

Planning Counter Open to Public by Appointment

In accordance with the Government Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business and the ‘Priority Actions in Reopening Services within the Planning System’ issued by the LGMA/CCMA, the engagement of the planning system by members of the public is by appointment only. Under the Level 5 restrictions, introduced on October 22nd 2020, an appointment only system will continue. Please note that appointments will only be facilitated where it is demonstrated to the Planning Authority that the online facilities for an active statutory planning system process are not sufficient and/or there are exceptional circumstances. Customers are encouraged to engage with the available online services and to minimise appointments.

To book an appointment, please email planningdept@sdublincoco.ie or by phone to (01) 4149000. Please note that appointments are required to be confirmed by the close of business on the day prior to the appointment and customers will be required to supply relevant information, including the active statutory planning system activity that the appointment relates, to the Planning Authority.

The Council is advising customers and citizens not to physically call to Council offices for any reason, apart from attendance for a confirmed appointment for the planning counter, as they will not be able to gain access. 

Submission of Planning Applications

The Council will continue to accept planning applications by post and by appointment.

The application should be accompanied with a Cheque/Bank Draft/Postal Order for the correct fee. However, an applicant can also pay the fee by contacting the Council’s cash office, between 10am and 12am, on 01 4149121, to make payment by Credit/Debit Card and then attaching a note with the receipt number to the application. If you are paying by Card, please quote the following code -PLAF - when contacting the Council’s Cash Office.

Viewing a Planning Application

To view a planning application, please go to our website at www.sdcc.ie, where you can access and view the planning applications which have been submitted. We are adding new applications and scanned documents of applications received.

3rd Party Observations on Planning Applications

The Council can accept 3rd Party observations by post, email and at the public counter, by appointment only. The observation should be accompanied with a cheque Bank Draft/Postal Order for the statutory fee. However, this fee can also be paid by contacting the Council’s cash office, between 10am and 12am, on 01 4149121, to make by Credit/Debit Card payment and then attaching a note with the receipt number to the observation. If you are paying by Card, please quote the following code -PLOB - when contacting the Council’s Cash Office.

Pre-Planning Consultation Requests

Applications for pre-planning consultations can still be made to the Council, using the guidance available here. Application forms should be made to preplanning@sdublincoco.ie. The Council will schedule these consultations as soon as possible and will carry out consultations via conference calls (Microsoft Teams), phone and email only during the Covid 19 restrictions.

Further Information Responses

The Council will continue to accept further information responses by post, by emailing planningdept@sdublincoco.ie or by appointment at the public counter

Compliance Submissions

Compliance submissions may be made to the Council by post or by email to planningdept@sdublincoco.ie. These will be acknowledged and processed in order.

General Planning Enquiries

General planning enquiries may be made through the online customer care portal, by emailing planningdept@sdublincoco.ie or by calling the customer service line on 01 4149000.

Decisions of Planning Applications

SDCC has staff working in the office and remotely and is continuing to process and assess planning applications.

Declarations on Exempted Development

The Council will continue to accept applications for Exempted Development Declarations by post.

Development Contributions and Bonds

Development Contribution and Bond enquiries may be made through the online customer care portal or by emailing planningdept@sdublincoco.ie or by calling the customer service line on 01 4149000.

To arrange payment by EFT please email your details to planningdept@sdublincoco.ie and contact will be made to arrange same. Or alternatively, if you wish to pay by credit card, please email your details to planningdept@sdublincoco.ie address and contact will be made.

Unauthorised Development /Enforcement

In relation to unauthorised development, please correspond by post or via email to planenforcement@sdcc.ie

Part 8 – Local Authority Development

SDCC Part 8 plans and particulars are available online on the Council’s Public Consultation Portal website, http://consult.sdublincoco.ie and customers are encouraged to use that facility.

Persons wishing to inspect drawings of a proposed Part 8 development should contact the Planning Department by emailing planningdept@sdublincoco.ie or by phoning (01) 4149000. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy only by appointment at County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24 during normal working hours.

Planning Register

South Dublin County Council offices are closed to the public at present and will remain closed until further notice. The Council is advising customers and citizens not to physically call to Council offices for any reason as they will not be able to gain access. The Planning Register is not available for inspection during this time.

Validations

The Council will not be facilitating same day validations until further notice.

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