(Please read notes below before completing)
1. The appeal must be in writing (e.g. not made by electronic means).
2. State the -
• name of the appellant
(not care of agent)
• address of the appellant
(not care of agent)
3. If an agent is involved, state the -
• name of the agent
• address of the agent
4. State the Subject Matter of the Appeal*
• Brief description of the development
• Location of the development
• Name of planning authority
• Planning authority register reference number
* Alternatively, enclose a copy of the decision of the planning authority as the statement of the Subject Matter of the Appeal.
5. Attach, in full, the grounds of appeal and the reasons, considerations and arguments on which they are based.
6. Attach the acknowledgement by the planning authority of receipt of your submission or observations to that authority in respect of the planning application, the subject of this appeal. (Not applicable where the appellant is the applicant).
7. Enclose/Pay the correct fee for the appeal and, if requesting an oral hearing of same, the fee for that request see “Guide to Fees Payable” under heading of Making an Appeal on Home Page of this website for current fees.
8. Ensure that the appeal is received by the Board in the correct manner and in time.
A format similar to the above may also be used where a person is making submissions or observations on an appeal in accordance with section 130 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended. Substitute ‘observer’ for ‘appellant’ and ‘submission/observation’ for ‘appeal’ at each reference. Item 6 and that part of 7 concerning an oral hearing request are not applicable to the making of submissions or observations. /Over…….
Notes (See Check List above)
1. Rules for Making Appeals
You are advised to check the latest version of “A Guide toMaking a Planning Appeal” issued by the Board. It is available from the Board, telephone (01) 858 8100 and on our website www. pleanala.ie. It may also be available from your planning authority.
A significant number of appeals are invalid because they are not made in accordance with the statutory rules.
2. Appeal Fees
You are advised to check the appropriate fee for making an appeal. Different fees apply depending on the nature of the appeal. A leaflet “Guide to Fees payable to the Board” is available from the Board, telephone (01) 858 8100 and on our website www. pleanala.ie. It may also be available from your planning authority. Note that appeal fees may change from time to time.
A significant number of appeals are invalid either because no fee or an incorrect fee is included.
3. Time Limits
The time limit for making an appeal is, except where the appeal is made following a successful application for leave to appeal, four weeks beginning on the date of the planning authority decision (not the day it is sent or received). Day one is the day the planning authority decision is made. For example, if the decision of a planning authority is made on Wednesday 2nd of a month, the last day for receipt of the appeal is Tuesday 29th of the same month, NOT Wednesday 30th. There are special rules where the last day falls on a day the Board’s offices are closed or where the appeal period falls over the Christmas/New Year period. See calendar facility on the Board’s home page.
A significant number of appeals are invalid because they are late – sometimes, just one day late.
4. Delivering the Appeal
• Send the appeal by post to The Secretary, An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, or,
• deliver it by hand, to an employee of the Board (not a security person), during office hours (9.15 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.) on Monday to Friday, so that the appeal reaches the Board by the last day for making an appeal.
Do not place the appeal in the Board’s letterbox. A significant number of appeals are invalid because they are incorrectly delivered.
The appeal must be fully complete from the start. You are not permitted to submit any part of it at a later time, even within the time limit. Neither are you permitted to clarify, elaborate or make further submissions either for the purposes of complying with the rules for making an appeal or otherwise, unless invited by the Board.
This document is issued as an aid to making a valid planning appeal to the Board. It may be used as a ‘cover page’ in making such an appeal but there is no legal or other requirement to do so. The document should be read in conjunction with the latest versions of the Board’s publications “Guide to Making a Planning Appeal under the 2000 Planning Act” and “Guide to Fees payable to the Board”.
This document does not purport to be a legal interpretation of the law in relation to making a planning appeal – you should consult the appropriate legislation, including sections 37 and 127 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 for the statutory rules governing the making of appeals.
Modified June 2012
Last modified: 10/05/2013