Timelines for planning permissions

Timescale for most planning permission cases:




Public notices 


Notice published in newspaper and site notice erected.

Receipt of application

Two weeks

Application must be lodged within two weeks of publication of newspaper notice.


Five weeks

Submissions/observations can be submitted within the first five weeks of receipt of application.

Notice of decision

Eight weeks

Planning authority issue notice of their decision on the application within eight weeks of receipt of application. (Alternatively, they may request further information.)


Four weeks

A decision may be appealed to An Bord Pleanala within 28 days of a decision.

Final grant

Four weeks

If the decision is not appealed to An Bord Pleanala, then the planning authority will issue a final grant of permission.

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