Planning Application Process
The Planning & Development Act 2000, provides that planning permission is required for all development other than that exempted by statute and regulations. Leaflets on the Planning System are available here.
The word Development is defined as "the carrying out of works on in over or under land or the making of any material change in the use of any structure or other land".
Extensive information on Planning law and Regulations can be accessed via the Department of the Environment Website. Please note that the law may be updated from time to time.