Planners ‘inconsistent’ in granting permission, says RIAI

Planners are inconsistent with some applicants waiting months for pre-planning meetings, says the architect’s lobby group in Ireland.

In this article we cover:

  • Overview of planning system to build or extend a house
  • Issues in the planning system in Ireland that delay building a house
  • Pre-planning meetings: delays
  • Issues with building regulations
  • Call for establishing supervisory bodies


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email

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