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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) service update

We have introduced temporary arrangements for the operation of the planning system during the Covid-19 emergency.
See below for Planning Services available during closure.

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Planning, heritage and conservation

Planning Services available during Covid-19 closure

  • Revised timeline arrangements for the undertaking of specific acts under the planning legislation
  • New Exempted Development Regulations in relation to the change of use of restaurants to takeaways during the period of the emergency
  • New Regulations providing for the non-application of the Planning Act to certain classes of development by or on behalf of a State Authority during the period of the emergency, including the change of use and repurposing of existing buildings and facilities, and/or the provision of temporary new build accommodation and structures to address the Covid-19 civil emergency
  • Extension of the deadline for the call of proposals under Call 2 of the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) to 29 May 2020

Planning applications may continue to be viewed online as normal at while pre-planning meetings will continue to be facilitated via electronic means and/or phone calls. To assist practitioners and the public, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has produced a FAQ document on in relation to the operation of the temporarily extended timelines for a range of specified/ appropriate periods under the Planning Act and associated Regulations.

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