Covid-19 (Coronavirus) service update
The planning public counter is open to members of the public Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., excluding bank holidays. Planning applications are available to view 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 queries as they arise. Please see contact details hereunder.
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.