Applying for Planning Permission

Check what requirements are needed to lodge a valid planning application under the Planning and Development Regulations 2001-2008.

The Planning Process

An online resource explaining the three key stages in the planning application process.

Online Planning Search

Find up to date information about current and past planning applications in County Cavan.


Get advice on the different aspects of your proposed development.

Planning Compliance

Planning Compliance is the process of complying with planning conditions set out in your final grant of permission by the Planning Authority or by An Bord Pleanála.

Weekly Planning Lists

Weekly list of applications received, decided and further information activity.


Any person or body, on payment of the prescribed fee, may make a submission/observation, in writing, to a Planning Authority in relation to a planning application.

Large Scale Residential Developments

Information on Large Residential developments

Appealing a Decision

When the planning authority makes a decision, any participant in the application can appeal the decision to An Bord Pleanála.

Extension of duration

Anyone who has not commenced or completed development works before their grant of planning permission expires can apply to the council for an extension of duration.

Section 254 Licencing

Form to apply for the siting of structures on public roads under Section 254

Development contributions

Find out about the development contributions.

Planning Leaflets

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

Part VIII Planning

Before Cavan County Council can undertake any developments or works, it must first complete the planning procedure as set out in Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended).

Section 179 Developments

Developments undertaken by the Local Authority under Section 179A of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended)

Planning Exemption/Section V

In accordance with Section V of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), any person may request a declaration as to whether development is exempt.