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Planning: Application Notices

Newspaper Notices

  1. The notice must be published only in one of the following newspapers:
    • Western People
    • Connaught Telegraph
    • Mayo News
    • Mayo Advertiser
    • Irish Times
    • Irish Independent
  2. The period between the publication of the notice and the receipt of the application by the Planning Authority must not be greater than 14 days.
  3. The notice shall contain as a heading ‘Mayo County Council’.
  4. The notice shall state:
    1. The name of the applicant.
    2. The location, townland or postal address of the land or structure to which the application relates (as may be appropriate).
    3. Whether the application is for permission for development, permission for retention of development, outline permission for development or permission consequent on the grant of outline permission (stating the reference number on the register of the relevant outline permission).
    4. The nature and extent of the development, including:
      1. Where the application relates to development consisting of or comprising the provision of houses, the number of houses to be provided.
      2. Where the application relates to the retention of a structure, the nature of the proposed use of the structure and, where appropriate, the period for which it is proposed to retain the structure.
      3. Where the application relates to development which would consist of or comprise the carrying out of works to a protected structure or proposed protected structure, an indication of that fact.
      4. Where the application relates to development which comprises or is for the purposes of an activity requiring an integrated pollution control licence or a waste licence, an indication of that fact, or
      5. Where a planning application relates to development in a strategic development zone, an indication of that fact, and
      6. That the planning application may be inspected or purchased at the offices of the Planning Authority and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

Planning Section

Áras an Chontae
The Mall
Co. Mayo

NOTE: Where possible quote your Planning Reference Number e.g. P10/123 or your Pre-planning Reference Number e.g. Pl.16.001

Phone: Tel:094 9064000 FAX: (094) 9021694
Open: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

Planning Clinics

Planning Clinics

All Planning Clinics are postposed until further notice





Forward Planning Updates


The Northern and Western Regional Assembly made the first Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy for the Northern and Western Region at its January Meeting held on 24th January 2020. The RSES comes into immediate effect. The RSES is available to view on 


The re-commencement of the review of the Mayo County Development Plan 2014-2020 shall take place within 13 weeks of the adoption of the RSES. Updates on the preparation of the new Mayo County Development Plan will be available on this website in due course.




At its April 2019 meeting, the Northern & Western Regional Assembly resolved to Materially Amend the Draft Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy (published in November 2018).   

These amendments are now available to view on , together with the accompanying SEA & AA documentation.

 It is open to any individual or party to make a written submission on the Material Amendments to the Draft. They can do so between 4th Aug – 11th Oct. 2019 either via the email to  or by sending their submission to the following address:

 RSES Material Alteration Submissions, Northern & Western Regional Assembly, The Square, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon. All submissions will be considered prior to the adoption of the RSES, anticipated to be finalized before the end of 2019. 



In accordance with the provisions of Section 169 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 – 2019, the documents below are required to be kept  on public display for a period of at least 6 weeks from Wednesday 29th May 2019.

Written submissions/observations should be clearly marked,

“Ireland West Airport Knock SDZ” and sent to the Forward Planning Section, Mayo County Council, Aras an Chontae, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. F23 WF90, or they can be emailed to 

Please Note the Submission/Observation period for the IWAKSDZ is now closed.

Mayo County Development Plan Review Process is paused until after the Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy (RSES) is published.

The RSES is due to be published in early 2019, please check back then for further updates on the preparation of the County Development Plan.


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