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Planning: Regulations

National Planning Regulations

The Minister for the Environment and Local Government has made the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 600 of 2001). These Regulations are intended to implement the Planning and Development Act, 2000 in its entirety. On 7th March 2002, the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Noel Dempsey, T.D. made Regulations (S.I. 70 of 2002) to amend certain map scales required to be submitted under the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 (S.I. 600 of 2001).

The Regulations, and related provisions of the 2000 Act, will be brought into force on 2 commencement dates. The Parts coming into force on 21 January, 2002 include the provisions on exempted development. The remainder of the Regulations, including the provisions relating to development control, will be brought into operation on 11 March, 2002. The Local Government (Planning and Development) Acts, 1963 to 1999 (and the Regulations made under that Act) will then be repealed.

The Regulations incorporate and update the Local Government (Planning and Development) Regulations, 1994 to 2000 (which were made under the 1963 Planning Act) and all the Regulations made to date under the Planning and Development Act, 2000 itself. A number of important changes have been made to the procedural requirements set out in the 1994 Regulations, firstly to reflect the new provisions of the 2000 Act and, secondly, to ensure that the Regulations reflect new circumstances and requirements arising since the 1994 Regulations were made. In particular, changes have been made to procedures for the processing of planning applications to ensure that the great number of applications now being made annually can be processed as efficiently as possible.

The Regulations

The Regulations are in 17 Parts and 12 Schedules.

Click on the links below to view the relevant regulations or visit the Department of the Environment website (Environ.ie).

  • Regulations (S.I. No. 149 of 2002) -- complete planning regulations from the latest order
  • Regulations (S.I. 70 of 2002) -- On 7th March 2002, the Minister for the Environment and Local Government, Noel Dempsey, T.D. made
  • Regulations (S.I. 70 of 2002) to amend certain map scales required to be submitted under the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 (S.I. 600 of 2001).
  • Commencement Order (SI No. 599 of 2001)
  • Guidance Notes, for the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (on the Department of the Environment website, Envrion.ie) 
  • Circular PD 10/2001 --notes on the commencement of SI 599 of 2001 and SI 600 of 2001
  • Circular PD 3 of 2002--notes on the map scales revision (see SI 600 of 2001 and SI 70 of 2002 for details)

Planning Section

Áras an Chontae
The Mall
Castlebar
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) 9064008 FAX: (094) 9021694
Email: planning@mayococo.ie
Open: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

Planning Clinics

Planning Clinics are held at the following Mayo County Council Offices every Wednesday between 09:30 to 12:30  (unless otherwise stated in the clinic update below)

Ballina

Arran Place

Ballinrobe

Kilmaine Road

Belmullet

Church Road

Castlebar

Aras an Chontae

Claremorris

Kilcommon Road

Swinford

Station Road

Westport

Ballinrobe Road

No prior appointment is necessary to avail of this service.

Clinic Update:

All clinics are running as normal

 

 

Forward Planning Updates

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 Plan.

 

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