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Engage Professionals

Engage a Planning Consultant, in private practice and with adequate professional indemnity insurance to undertake all the necessary work involved regarding the planning process

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Name Lane Planning & Design
Contact Michael Lane
Address 34 Garden Village Crescent, Kilpedder, County Wicklow
Areas Covered Wicklow & Dublin
Description Lane Planning & Design is a progressive company providing Architectural, Engineering, Development and Planning & Design services throughout Ireland.
Energetic and enthusiastic in their approach, LPD provides the very best possible design to the residential and commercial sectors. It takes pride in trying to facilitate its clients and to be readily available and accessible to them at all times.
LPD is a design-led practice with over twenty years experience in a broad range of fields.
Our main activities include the design and planning for Houses, Extensions and Commercial Developments
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Structural Engineer
Engage a Structural Engineer, in private practice and with adequate professional indemnity insurance, to determine sub-soil conditions of the site

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Irish Self Builder recommends that you receive a written quotation of all fees, expenses and taxation prior to engaging any professional service provider in your project

Pre-Planning
Planning Authorities offer a pre-planning process to determine the possibility of receiving a grant of permission
Sketched details of your proposed project will be required along with an Ordinance Survey Map identifying your site

You will receive guidance on the following
House design and layout
Site entrance
Wastewater Treatment Unit guidelines (if applicable)
Criteria for Local Needs Requirements (if applicable)
Any other planning Issues
The time frame is generally between 1 and 3 months

House Design
Your house design and layout will be determined by the following

Your personal requirements No of bedrooms and living space required
Site Characteristics Split level shape and design of house
Orientation Maximize southerly aspect
Existing housing stock Single storey, dormer or 2 storey
Planning Advice Single storey, dormer or 2 storey
Budget Size and design to your budget

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Name Xplan, Ireland's online house plans provider
Contact Michael Lane
Address 34 Garden Village Crescent, Kilpedder, County Wicklow
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Description Xplan, is a new on-line facility providing a wide range of house plans to the Irish market at a very competitive price
Traditional and Modern designs are available. 
Houses vary from single storey, dormer and two storey dwellings.
Floor plans are available for 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom, 4 bedroom and 5 bedroom houses. Floor plans are also available for garages and outhouses.
Plans are available in PDF format, by hard copy or in CAD format.
Amendments can be arranged to the drawings on request
Xplan house plans are amazing value for money. 
  • All Garage Plans cost only €99.00 inclusive of taxes
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Irish Self Builder
recommends you purchase house plans directly from an Irish House Plans Provider. This can save you hundreds if not thousands of euro. Most plans can be adapted to suit your specific requirements

Planning Application
Most Planning Authorities have a planning guidelines and/or check list document with the relevant information detailed to aid you (or your agent) to lodge a valid planning application.
The exact wording of the newspaper notice, site notice, the type of drawings required, other documents and the number of copies of all documents and drawings varies with each Planning Authority (and the type of planning application submitted)

Below is a list of some of the typical Drawings that may be required
Existing Site Layout Plan
Proposed Site Layout Plan
Floor Plan/s
Elevations
Cross Section
Existing Contextual Elevations
Proposed Contextual Elevations
Site Sections (2)

Below is a list of some of the typical documents that may be required
Newspaper Notice
Site Notice
Planning Application Form
Schedule of Documents
Application for (or) Certificate of Exemption, Re Part 5 (if applicable)
Permission letter from Owner of the property (if applicable)
Site Suitability Report for a Wastewater Treatment Unit (if applicable)
Supporting letters (if deemed necessary)
Ordinance Survey Map Record Map
Ordinance Survey Map Urban Map (if Urban Area)
Ordinance Survey Map Rural Map (if Rural Area)
The appropriate fee (€65.00 for a dwelling)

Planning Process
The planning process is relatively complicated in Ireland in comparison to other countries, however a brief summery is as follows

  1. It will take approximately 1 week for your planning application to be validated, otherwise you must re-submit the application again (with the necessary changes).
  2. Once validated, anyone can make an observation (commonly referred to as an objection), within 5 weeks from the date the Planning Authority received the application (excluding Bank Holidays). The fee is at present €20.00.
  3. However, within the 5 weeks from the date the Planning Authority received the application (excluding Bank Holidays), anyone can also make representations on your behalf, supporting the application. This can be from neibhours or as is common practice, from Local Politicians
  4. After the 5 weeks have elapsed, the Planning Authority, may seek Further Information. This may take the form of clarification of the information submitted, a request for more details or drawings, an amendment to the plans or some other request for information.You generally have 6 months to supply this information.
  5. The Planning Authority on receipt of the Further Information, may seek Clarification of the Further Information.
  6. Subject to 4 and 5 above, the Planning Authority, will make a decision, within 8 weeks of the receipt of the Planning Application. This may be a grant of permission (subject to conditions) or a refusal for permission. However the Planning Authority may inform you that they recommend a refusal and offer you a Time Extension. This will give the opportunity to further amend the proposal during the allocated time extension.
  7. After the decision, if any one objected to the planning application they have 1 month to lodge an appeal to An Bord Peanala. (A fee applies)
  8. Similarly, if you are unhappy with the decision of the Planning Authority, or some of the conditions of the decision, you also may appeal to An Bord Peanala. (A fee applies)
  9. Subject to no appeal, as stated in 8 or 9 above, you will receive your Final Grant of Permission, 1 month from the date of the decision of the Planning Authority.
  10. Planning normally last for 5 years (there are some exceptions)
Further Information / Links
Further useful information can be found at the following

Document PL1
A guide to making a planning application
Download the PDF version here

Document PL2
Making a planning application
Download the PDF version here

Document PL4
Building your home - The planning issues
Download the PDF version here

The Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government
A useful resource for all building and planning issues.

An Bord Peanala
The Authority dealing with all planning appeals
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