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Take Part - Observations

An observation is where you can comment on a current appeal or application with An Bord Pleanála. Observations can be made on several types of cases. There are important differences depending on the type of case so it is important you follow the correct requirements necessary for that case type.

Observation on a current planning appeal

Any person, other than the applicant, planning authority or an appellant, can comment on a current planning appeal. A planning appeal is a review of an original decision on a planning application made by a planning authority.

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Observation on a strategic housing development application

Any person, other than the applicant, can comment on a strategic housing development application.

Strategic housing development (SHD) applications are applications for planning permission directly to An Bord Pleanála for certain housing developments. Examples include 100 or more houses, student accommodation units or mixed development of housing and student accommodation.

Members of the public can send an observation on a SHD application to us online 

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Observation on a strategic infrastructure development application

Any person, other than the applicant, can comment on a strategic infrastructure development application.

Strategic infrastructure development (SID) applications are applications for planning permission directly to An Bord Pleanála for major infrastructure developments by local authorities and others. Examples include motorways, railway lines, pipelines, airports, ports or major facilities like hospitals.

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