Public Awareness

Planning Decisions and Appeals

An Bord Pleanála is the national independent planning appeals board. When a planning authority makes a decision on a planning application, any participant in the application can appeal the decision to An Bord Pleanála. The video below outlines the steps associated with the decision making process and how parties to an application are notified of the decision. It also provides information on the planning appeals process. A link is provided to An Bord Pleanála’s planning appeal form and other useful information. 

Please note that the information contained within this webpage relates specifically to a standard application for planning permission. For more complex applications we recommend that you seek advice from your local planning authority. Your local planning authority is the city or county council with responsibility for making decisions on planning applications for the area where your site is located.