Planning Library

Planning and Governance Glossary


This technical glossary is a collection of phrases and terminology related to planning, primarily within Ireland. It covers a wide range of planning related issues, including planning processes, applications, enforcement, legislation and governance. 

The definitions included within this glossary should not be considered as legal statements, statutory definitions or interpretations of planning and environmental law. This glossary is not exhaustive and the OPR would welcome suggestions in relation to relevant material which could be included within the collection. Please forward any suggestions to