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Placeholder imageThe purpose of the Planning Section is to provide for the proper planning and sustainable development of the county, to promote and facilitate the development of sustainable communities and enterprise, and to ensure the protection of the natural and built heritage and amenity of the county.


The Office of the Planning Regulator and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage have published a series of planning leaflets dealing with all aspects of the planning system. These leaflets cover a wide range of issues including how to prepare and lodge a planning application, how to make a planning appeal, requirements for change of use, building extensions, garages, domestic sheds, agricultural development, etc. The leaflets are available free of charge hereunder.


TEMPORARY PLANNING EXEMPTIONS

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has also introduced two specific temporary planning exemptions to deal with issues arising specifically as a result of the current COVID 19 emergency. These are:

  • a) For the period of the emergency, the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and the associated Regulations will not apply to certain classes of development by or on behalf of a State authority. This may include the change of use and repurposing of existing buildings and facilities, and/or the provision of temporary new-build accommodation and structures to address the COVID-19 civil emergency.
  • b) A change in use from a premises selling food for consumption on the premises to one providing food for consumption off the premises, during the period of the emergency, will be considered an exempt development.

Contact the Planning Department

0818 10 20 20
planning@waterfordcouncil.ie

Office Locations

  • Planning Department, 1st Floor, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford, X91 PK15.  [ view on a map ]
  • Co-ordinates: Latitude: 52.25943514899872, Longitude: -7.106970001991272.
  • Parking: Bolton Street Car Park.

  • Planning Department, 1st Floor, Civic Offices, Davitt's Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.  [ view on a map ]
  • Co-ordinates: Latitude: 52.0921902, Longitude: -7.621385300000043
  • Parking: Davitt’s Quay Car Park.
  • Opening Hours
    Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm.



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