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Planning Permission for side window

  • 23-07-2021 3:14pm
    Registered Users Posts: 177 ✭✭ ercork

    Hi all,

    I am looking to add a window to the side wall of my house at 1st floor level. I am at the end of a terrace of houses and the new window would overlook the back garden of an adjacent terrace of houses. The window I would be installing would be small and frosted and just enough to allow some light and air into the 1st floor bathroom. Does this work require planning permission from Dublin City Council? I have already mentioned it to the neighbour who owns the garden I would be overlooking and they have no issues with it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 642 ✭✭✭ bemak

    yes you need planning. the application itself is relatively straightforward. whether the planners would grant it is another thing but a letter of support from the affected neighbour would really help your cause if you could get it. it depends on how far you are from their boundary - if the external wall in which you're proposing the new window is the boundary wall you might get into difficulty. however if there is say 1m between the external wall and the boundary with the neighbour (maybe there's a laneway between you and them) then you'd have a better chance.

  • Registered Users Posts: 177 ✭✭ ercork

    Thanks for the quick reply bemak. Unfortunately the wall I'm talking about is the boundary wall with the neighbour's garden. That said, the window itself would be 10 - 15 metres away from the neighbour's house - is that factor relevant to the decision?

  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 10,101 Mod ✭✭✭✭ BryanF

    planning required

  • Registered Users Posts: 177 ✭✭ ercork

    Thanks all for the replies. Is the process of applying for PP difficult, i.e., can I do it myself or do I need to hire someone to do it for me?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,161 ✭✭✭ The Mighty Quinn

    For a job of that complexity, you can do it yourself.

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