Covid-19 (Coronavirus) service update
From 25th May, the planning public counter will be available to members of the public by appointment. As per normal, planning applications are available online, while pre-planning meetings will continue to be facilitated via electronic means and/or phone calls. Planning staff are available and are responding to customer queries as they arise.
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
Planning applications may continue to be viewed online as normal at www.clarecoco.ie 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 www.housing.gov.ie in relation to the operation of the temporarily extended timelines for a range of specified/ appropriate periods under the Planning Act and associated Regulations.