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SHD Pre-App (Planning Authority): Role

This page explains the role of a planning authority at pre-application consultation stage

Role of Planning Authority at Pre-Application Consultation Stage

The Planning Authority’s role comprises of three main functions:

  1. Section 247 consultations with prospective applicants in relation to SHD applications.
  2. Planning Authority’s opinion regarding the proposed SHD.
  3. Pre-Application Consultation meeting with An Bord Pleanála, prospective applicant and the Planning Authority.