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PL Series of Leaflets from the DoE

PL 1 - A Guide to Planning Permission (Document)

This leaflet is a simple guide to understanding the planning system. You may wish to build or extend your house, or a neighbourhood development is taking place, which may affect you. Either way, you want to know more about how the planning system works. This leaflet is intended as a practical guide. It is not a definitive legal interpretation of planning law. For more information, you should consult your local planning authority.
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PL 10 - Making a Planning Appeal (Document)

The planning system includes a comprehensive appeals process. Under this, all planning decisions made by planning authorities may be subjected to independent review by An Bord Pleanala. This leaflet gives details of the main features of the appeal process.
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PL 11 - Guide to the Building Control System (Document)

This leaflet is a simple guide to understanding the building control system, which applies to the design and construction of new buildings, extensions and material alterations to and certain changes of use of existing buildings.
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PL 12 - A Guide to Architectural Heritage (Document)

This is a practical guide to understanding the protection of structures of special architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social or technical interest under the Planning and Development Acts, 2000 and 2001, and the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 to 2002
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PL 2 - Making a Planning Application (Document)

This leaflet will help you complete a planning application form and avoid unnecessary delays. This leaflet is intended as a practical guide. It is not a definitive legal interpretation of planning law. For more information, you should consult your local planning authority
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PL 3 - Commenting on a Planning Application (Document)

This leaflet shows how the planning system plays an important role in our soceity by helping to make the best use of our resources and protecting the environment and heritage of our towns, cities and countryside, whilst ensuring that necessary and worthwhile development can proceed.
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PL 4 - Building a House, The Planning Issues (Document)

This information sets out the main planning issues to be considered when building a house. It is intended as a practical guide. It is not a definitive legal interpretation of planning law.
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PL 5 - Doing Work around the House - The Planning Issues (Document)

This leaflet sets out the main planning issues when doing work around the house - domestic extensions, minor works etc. This leaflet is intended as a practical guide. It is not a definitive legal interpretation of planning law. For more information you should consult your planning authority.
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PL 6 - Agricultural & Farm Development - The Planning Issues (Document)

This leaflet is a simple guide for farmers outlining the main features of the planning system they are likely to encounter. This leaflet is intended as a practical guide. It is not a definitive legal interpretation of planning law. For more information you should consult your local planning authority.
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PL 7 - Planning for the Business Person (Document)

This leaflet sets out the main planning issues encountered by the business person.
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PL 8 - The Development Plan (Document)

This leaflet explains what the development plan is, how it affects you, how it is made and how you can influence it.
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PL 9 - Environmental Impact Assessment (Document)

This leaflet is a simple guide to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) within the planning system. The leaflet is intended as a practical guide to the operation of the procedures which apply where an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is required as part of a planning law. For more information you should contact your local planning authority.
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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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