New Regulations require local authorities to make all planning application documentation available on their websites within 5 working days

On Friday, 22 May, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD, signed new Planning and Development Regulations (Planning and Development (Section 38) Regulations 2020 – S.I. No. 180 of 2020). These Regulations provide that all planning authorities are obliged to publish planning application documentation on their websites within five workings days of receipt. The Regulations have immediate effect.

The Regulations will ensure that planning application documentation will be easily accessible on-line for members of the public. They will also help to facilitate public participation in planning decision-making processes and provide alternative mechanisms to view planning applications.

More information is available from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government