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Planning Permission Observation Submission Query

  • 03-05-2023 12:48am
    Registered Users Posts: 478 ✭✭

    General query.

    A neighbouring property submitted planning application and no observations were submitted.

    The decision was granted about 1 month ago as "Further information required", one of the points raised in the planning officers report was how the development would impact of a neighbouring house, but noted no observation had been submitted.

    As it is in "Further Information Required" stage now, is it too late to make an observation now?

    Unfortunately this should have been attended to in a timely manner, but for various reasons the application / decision is only being reviewed now and hopefully not too late to make a submission. Any information would be appreciated.



  • Registered Users Posts: 45,962 ✭✭✭✭muffler

    The time limit for submissions is 5 weeks from the date the planning authority receive the application. The only exception is where the applicant submits significant additional information in response to the FI request. In that instance the planning authority can request revised site and newspaper notices indicating the receipt of said information. There is a 2 week period for submissions from the date of receipt of the revised notices.

  • Registered Users Posts: 478 ✭✭HorseSea

    OK, thanks, I was hoping that the "Further Information Required" stage may have reopened the window to submit observations. Seems it might, depending on applications response.

  • Registered Users Posts: 45,962 ✭✭✭✭muffler

    The applicants have 6 months to submit a response so you need to check the status of the application at least once a week to see if the PA have deemed the FI response to be significant or materially different from the original application. At a guess I'd think that less than 5% of FI responses are deemed to contain significant information so the chances of you being able to make a submission are slim. Keep an eye on it in any event.