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The notes following each Regulation listed below are for guidance purposes to the main content of the Regulation only and do not purport to be a legal interpretation. Most documents are available on the Oireachtas or Irish Statute Book websites. You are advised to look at the disclaimer document on the Irish Statutes website (external link) before downloading material from their site.



Unofficial Consolidations

Unofficial Consolidation of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001-2013 (annotated) (pdf, 1,575kb)

Unofficial Consolidation of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001-2013 (pdf, 3,098kb)

The above links provide access to two versions of an Unofficial Consolidation of the Planning and Development Regulations prepared by the Department. One version includes annotations showing the relevant provision of the amending statutory instrument where appropriate; the other version has no annotations displayed and provides only the updated text of the legislation.

Disclaimer: these documents have been compiled by the Planning Section of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government as a reference guide only; they are not legal documents and have no legal status.

Both versions are fully up to date and contain the most recent amendments made to the Planning Regulations. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the contents, no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions.

Notification of errors or omissions should be made in writing to the Department at planning@environ.ie


 

2012

European Union (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Planning & Development Act 2000) Regulations 2012 - SI 419 of 2012 (pdf, 115 kb)

European Union (Environmental Impact Assessment And Habitats) Regulations 2012 (pdf, 117kb)

Planning and Development (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (SI 116 of 2012) (pdf, 105kb)

2011

European Union (Environmental Impact Assessment and Habitats)(No. 2) Regulations 2011 (S.I.584 of 2011).
These Regulations make some technical amendments to the Planning and Development Act 2000, particularly in relation to the definition of a quarry, and also make a technical amendment to the Planning and Development (Amendment)(No. 2) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 454 of 2011).

Planning & Development (Amendment)(No 3) Regulations 2011 - SI 476 of 2011 (pdf, 528kb)

Planning & Development (Amendment) Act 2010 (Commencement)(No 2) Order 2011- SI 475 of 2011 (pdf, 101kb)

Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (Commencement)(Part 5) Order 2011 -SI 474 of 2011 (pdf, 100kb)

European Union (Environment Impact Assessment & Habitats) Regulations 2011 - SI 473 of 011 (pdf, 173kb)

Transposition of EIA Directive 2011/92/EU into Irish Legislation (Annex I and II) (pdf, 636kb)

European Communities (Amendment to Planning & Development Regulations) Regulations 2011 - SI 464 of 2011 (pdf, 102kb)

Planning & Development (Amendment)(No 2) Regulations 2011 - SI 454 of 2011 (pdf, 124kb)

Planning & Development (Amendment) Regulations 2011 - SI 262 of 2011 (pdf, 107kb)

Planning & Development (SEA)(Amendment) Regulations 2011 - SI 201 od 2011 (pdf, 288kb)

European Communities (Environmental Assessment of Certain Plans & Programmes)(Amendment) Regulations 2011 - SI 200 of 2011 (pdf, 199kb)

Planning & Development (Amendment) Act 2010 (Commencement) Order 2011 - SI 132 of 2011 (pdf,98kb)


2010

Derelict Sites (Urban Areas) Regulations 2011 - SI 642 of 2011 (pdf, 128kb)

Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010 (Commencement)(No3) Order 2010 - SI 477 of 2010 (pdf, 99kb)

Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010 (Commencement)(No2) Order 2010 - SI 451of 2010 (pdf, 98kb)

Planning and Development Regulations 2010 (SI No 406 of 2010) (pdf,101kb)

Planning and Develiopment (Amendment) Act 2010 (Commencement) Order 2010 (SI 405 of 2010) (pdf, 9kb)

European Communities (Establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Policy Information in the European Community (INSPIRE)) Regulations 2010 (SI 382 of 2010 (pdf, 709kb)

European Communities (Public Participation) Regulations 2010 (SI 352 of 2010)(pdf,114kb)


2009

Derelict Sites (Urban Areas) Regulations 2009 (SI 561 of 2009) (pdf, 126k)

The European Communities (Foreshore) Regulations 2009 (SI 404 of 2009) (pdf,111kb)

Planning and Development (Regional Planning Guidelines) Regulations 2009 (SI 100 of 2009) (pdf, 1,098b)

2008

Planning and Development (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (SI 256 of 2008) (pdf 100kb)

Planning and Development Regulations 2008 (SI 235 of 2008) (pdf, 135kb)
In building upon the planning exemptions for certain micro-renewable energy technologies in the domestic sector that were announced in February 2007, the Department have now published the Planning and Development Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 235 of 2008) which give effect to new exempted development provisions in respect of renewable technologies for industrial buildings, business premises and agricultural holdings. The Regulations provide exemptions for wind turbines, met masts, combined heat and power (CHP) plants, solar panels and biomass boiler units, subject to certain conditions, across each of the sectors.  The Regulations came into effect from 2 July 2008.


2007

Derelict Sites (Urban Areas) Regulations 2007 (SI 870 of 2007) (pdf, 132kb)

European Communities (Dublin Dockland Development Authority Act 1997) (Amendment) Regulations (SI 865 of 2007) (pdf, 98kb)

Planning and Development Act 2000 (Certification of Fairground Equipment) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SI 590 of 2007) (pdf, 29kb)

Dublin Dockland Development Authority Act 1997 (Section 25 Planning Scheme) Order 2007 (SI 297 of 2007) (pdf, 29kb)

Planning and Development (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (SI 135 of 2007) (pdf, 92kb) 
Planning and Development (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (SI 135 of 2007), which also came into force on the 31st March provided for a transitional period up to the 1st June to ensure that there would be no excessive invalidations due to the changeover to the new arrangements.  This ‘grace period’ only relates to the validation of applications, all the other provisions of the regulations came into effect on 31st March.   Among the other amendments made by SI 135 of 2007 are provisions aimed at improved data protection for users of the planning system.  
 
Planning and Development Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 83 of 2007) (pdf, 83kb)
These Regulations set out planning exemptions for micro-renewable energy technologies for domestic houses and came into effect from 28 February, 2007.

2006
Planning and Development Regulations 2006 (S.I No. 685 of 2006) (pdf, 866kb)
These Regulations have two functions: (1) to update and amend the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 to make changes and updates to the development management system, and (2) to underpin the new strategic consent procedure established under the Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act 2006. The Regulations are effective from 2 separate dates, viz, 31 January, 2007 for the strategic infrastructure provisions and 31 March, 2007 for the development management system provisions.

Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act, 2006 (Commencement)(No. 3) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 684 of 2006)  (pdf, 22kb)
Brings sections of the 2006 Act relating to the establishment of a strategic infrastructure division within An Bord Pleanála and the provision for a strategic consent process for certain types of strategic infrastructure into force from 31 January, 2007.

European Communities (Environmental Impact Assessment)(Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 659 of 2006) (pdf, 54kb)
Provides for revised procedures to enhance public participation in the environmental impact assessment of projects having transboundary environmental impacts.

Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act, 2006 (Commencement)(No. 2) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 553 of 2006) (pdf, 72kb)
Brings sections of the 2006 Act relating to the appointment of the membership of An Bord Pleanála into force from 5 November, 2006.

Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act, 2006 (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 525 of 2006) (pd, 22kb)
Brings sections of the 2006 Act relating to the citation, commencement and interpretation of the Act into force from 17 October, 2006. The remaining sections are all amendments to the Planning and Development Act, 2000.

2005
Planning and Development Regulations 2005 (SI No 364 of 2005) (pdf, 80kb)
These regulations amend the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 to provide that a shop changing its use to an off-licence would require planning permission, amends the provisions in relation to peat extraction to facilitate consideration of the need for the environmental impact assessment of projects which are likely to have significant effects on the environment and also amends Parts I and II of Schedule 5 of the 2001 Regulations.

European Communities (Environmental Assessment of Certain Plans and Programmes) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 435 of 2004) (external link)
Transposes into Irish law the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive (Directive 2001/42/EC) on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes, except land-use planning, on the environment. The regulations came into force on 14 July, 2004.

Planning and Development Act, 2000 (Commencement) Order 2004 (S.I. No. 152 of 2004)(external link)
Brings section 261 of the 2000 Act relating to the control of quarries into force from 28 April, 2004.

2003
Planning and Development Act 2000 (Commenceent) Order 2003 (SI No 450 of 2003) (external link)
Brings section 239 of the 2000 Act relating to the control of quarries into force from 24 September, 2003.

Planning and Development Act, 2000 (Certification of Fairground Equipment) Regulations, 2003 ( S.I. No. 449 of 2003) (external link)
Deals with matters of procedure, administration and control in relation to applications for, and grant of, certificates of safety for funfair equipment. The Regulations came into effect from 1 October, 2003.

Planning and Development (Regional Planning Guidelines) Regulations, 2003 ( S.I. No. 175 of 2003 (external link)
Set out a number of procedural requirements in relation to the preparation of regional planning guidelines by regional authorities, including the taking into account of the National Spatial Strategy. They come into effect from 1 May 2003.

Planning and Development Regulations, 2003 (S.I. No. 90 of 2003) (external link)
Make changes to the minimum floor areas for accommodation required for eligible people under section 100 (1) (a) of Planning and Development Act 2000.

Planning and Development Regulations, 2002 (S.I. No. 70 of 2002) (external link)
Modify details required on OS maps when plans are being submitted for planning permission.

2001
Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 600 of 2001) (pdf, 1,332kb)
The Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 implement the Planning and Development Act, 2000 in its entirety. They consolidate all previous Regulations made under the 2000 Act and replace the Local Government (Planning and Development) Regulations 1994-2000. The Regulations came into operation on 21 January, 2002 and 11 March, 2002 (as outlined in page 230 of the regulations)

Planning and Development Act, 2000 (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 599 of 2001) (external link)
Brings almost all remaining provisions of the 2000 Act into force from 21 January, 2002 and 11 march, 2002.

Planning and Development Act, 2000 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 335 of 2001) (external link) (external link)
Brings Chapter I of Part VI of the 2000 Act relating to the composition and membership of An Bord Pleanála into force from 20 July, 2001.

Reason for Referral Form (under the Planning and Development Regulations 2001) for planning authorities, to be completed and submitted when referring a planning application to this Department in its role as a prescribed heritage body under the Planning and Development legisaltion.

Planning and Development (Licensing of Outdoor Events) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 154 of 2001) (external link)
The purpose of these Regulations is to set out the type of events for which a licence under Part XVI of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 shall be required, and to provide for matters of procedure and administration in relation to applications for, and the grant of, licences for events and in relation to events to be held by the local authority.

Planning and Development Act, 2000 (Commencement) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 153 of 2001) (external link)
This Order brings all sections of Part XVI (Events and Funfairs) of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 into force, except for section 239 which relates to funfairs. It also commences certain related sections in the Act, including those relating to the prosecution of offences specified in Part XVI.

2000

Planning and Development Act 2000 (Comencement)(No 2) Order 2000 (SI No 449 of 2000) (external link)
Brings Part XIV on the acquisition of land, Part XX on amendments of the Roads Act, and certain related sections, of the 2000 Act into force from 1 January, 2001.

Transposition of EIA Directive 2011/92/EU in Irish Legislation (doc, 414 kb) 14/05/2013


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