Third Party Submissions/Observations
Any person or body, on payment of the prescribed fee, may make a submission/observation, in writing, to a Planning Authority in relation to a planning application. The submission/observation must be made within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Planning Authority of the application.
SDCC Planning Portal
South Dublin County Council has launched a new Citizen’s Portal which aims to modernise the viewing of planning applications and processing and administration of third party submissions. This new Portal gives members of the public the option to submit observations and associated payment on all relevant planning applications online. Observations can be made within 5 weeks of a Planning Application being received by the Planning Authority on this system.
You can access the Citizen’s portal at this link: Planning Portal (agileapplications.ie)
The following should be noted:
Persons making a submission/observation on a planning application should be aware that comments involving allegations of any kind against a named or otherwise identifiable person or organisation may be viewed as defamatory by the subject of the comments. Persons may be sued directly for any defamatory allegations in any submission/observation and should avoid making such allegations. Any submission/observation made to the Planning Authority is made available for public inspection both in the hard copy file and on the Council’s website. In the event of any potentially defamatory allegation giving rise to legal action against it, the Planning Authority may seek indemnity from the person making the allegation.
If a submission/observation is being submitted by email the following steps must be followed:
- Statutory fee of €20.00 to be paid by card with the Council’s Finance Department. Proof of payment (all letters MUST be accompanied by the payment receipt from our Finance dept – tel : 01 – 414 9121.) must be included in the email submission.
- Submission/observation should only be submitted to the following address: email@example.com which must be received by close of business at 5pm on the closing date.
- Full name, address and reference number must be included in the letter.
IMPORTANT: Any submission/observation that does not fully satisfy the requirements of the Planning and Development Regulations cannot be accepted.
Submission/observation should only be submitted to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org which must be received by close of business at 5pm on the closing date.
NOTE: This email should only be used for submitting a submission/observation in respect of a specific planning application. General planning queries should be submitted to email@example.com