Buildings and structures

Derelict sites
Each local authority has responsibility for registering derelict sites in its area, communicating with owners and collecting levies.

Vacant sites
Each local authority has responsibility for registering vacant sites in its area, communicating with owners and collecting the vacant sites levy.

Asbestos
Asbestos can release dangerous dust if it is disturbed. It should only be dealt with by specialists, using protective equipment and strict safeguards.

Radon gas in buildings
Prolonged exposure to radon gas can lead to lung cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency gives information on how to reduce dangerous levels of radon in your home.

Dangerous buildings and structures
Each local authority has responsibility for dealing with dangerous places and structures in its area.

Planning Permission
Introduction to the different types of planning permission including domestic housing. How and where to apply for planning permission.
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Development plans
Local authority development plans are the blueprints for the planning and development of local areas.
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Planning permission for altering a house
Details the plannning requirements if extending a house, converting a house, or changing the use of a building.
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Planning permission for building a house
There are different types of planning permission applying to domestic housing. An explanation and how and where to apply.
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How to support or object to a planning application with a local authority
It is possible for anyone to support or object to a planning application with a local authority. Find out how to make a submission or observation.
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Appealing a planning permission decision
Outlines the circumstances in which you can appeal a planning decision and how to make an appeal.
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An Bord Pleanála
An Bord Pleanála is an independent body which was set up by the Government to operate an open and impartial planning appeal system.
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Judicial review in planning and environmental matters
Public decisions may be judicially reviewed by the High Court to determine whether they are illegal. Find out about judicial review in the environmental and planning areas.