The planning code is made up of Acts and Regulations. The framework is set out in the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010 and the detail is prescribed in the Planning and Development Regulations 2001-2009 (as amended).
- Planning & Development Act
- Planning & Development Regulations
- Policy/Guidance Documents
- Change PDF File (04/11/2011)
The Planning Act is the basis for the Irish planning code, setting out the detail of regional planning guidelines, development plans and local area plans as well as the basic framework of the development management system.
Among the provisions made by the Planning and Development Regulations are the classes of exempted development, the specific steps required when making an application to a planning authority or an appeal to An Bord Pleanála, the process which must be followed by local and state authorities when undertaking certain types of development and the various fees associated with applications to planning authorities.
In addition to the above legislation, the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, has issued a number of specific policy/guidance documents. They also published a series of information leaflets on all aspects of the planning system. These are available on the Department's website www.environ.ie.