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Site Notice Requirements

Site Notice Requirements

  1. The notice shall be inscribed or printed in indelible ink on a white background, affixed on rigid durable material and secured against damage from bad weather and other causes by lamination.
  2. The notice shall be securely erected or fixed in a conspicuous position on or near the main entrance to the land or structure concerned from a public road, or where there is more than one entrance from public roads, on or near all such entrances, or on any other part of the land or structure adjoining a public road, so as to be easily visible and legible by persons using the public road, and shall not be obscured or concealed at any time.
  3. Where the land or structure to which a planning application relates does not adjoin a public road, a site notice shall be erected or fixed in a conspicuous position on the land or structure so as to be easily visible and legible by persons outside the land or structure, and shall not be obscured or concealed at any time.
  4. Where a Planning Authority considers that the erection or fixing of a single site notice is not sufficient to comply with the requirements of the Regulations or does not adequately inform the public, the Authority may require the applicant to erect or fix such further site notice or notices in such manner and in such terms as it may specify and to submit to the Authority such evidence as it may specify in relation to compliance with any such requirements.
  5. Where a planning application is made in respect of any land or structure, and a subsequent application is made within 6 months from the date of making the first application in respect of land substantially consisting of the site or part of the site to which the first application relates, the site notice shall be inscribed or printed in indelible ink on a yellow background and affixed on rigid, durable material and be secured against damage from bad weather and other causes.
  6. The site notice(s) shall not be erected earlier that 14 days before the receipt of the planning application by the Planning Authority.
  7. The site notice shall be maintained in position on the land or structure concerned for a period of 5 weeks from the date of receipt of the planning application by the Planning Authority and shall be renewed or replaced if it is removed or becomes defaced or illegible within that period.

Note: If the site notice does not comply fully with all of the above requirements, the planning application shall be invalid and shall be returned to the applicant.

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
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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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