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Planning: Role of the Planning Section

Role of the Planning Section

The planning section is responsible for all planning decisions made in the County.

Essentially, the Planning and Forward Planning Sections draft overall development strategies for the County which are inline with national plans and major developments, such as roads. These strategies together with Irish law determine under what conditions development in the County may take place. Council planning decisions may be appealed to An Bord Pleanála by interested parties.

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)


Arran Place


Kilmaine Road


Church Road


Aras an Chontae


Kilcommon Road


Station Road


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.


Tools & Resources

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