Ep69 – How to get planning permission in Ireland

Architect Mark Stephens, who is based in Co Mayo, chats about how to get planning permission in ROI including:

  • What is planning permission
  • Who needs planning permission and under what circumstances
  • The application process
  • How to improve your chances of getting permission
  • Main reasons for getting turned down
  • Local needs provisions
  • Requests for further information: what it is and what the planners commonly ask for and how that’s changed over the years with computerisation
  • How to make changes to an existing application that already got approved
  • When to amend an application or make a fresh one
  • What kind of specialist reports do you need and how much do they cost
  • Examples from Mark’s experience lodging planning applications

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Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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