Intro Text 

Calls can be made to the Planning Dept. between the hours of 10.00 and 13.00 via the County Council's general number (01) 205 4700 (calls will be directed through)


On the 29th of March the Minister and the Government made Orders that mean that the time periods for any statutory process in the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended (the Act) and related planning and building control legislation are disregarded. This means that they are extended for the duration of the time period specified by the Order, that being from Sunday the 29th March 2020 to Monday 20th April 2020 inclusive.

(note the related planning control and planning legislation includes: Derelict Sites Act, 1990; Part 2 of the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act, 2015; Chapter 1 of Part 2 of the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act, 2016. (Similar arrangements also apply to periods referred to in Sections 4(4), 6 and 17(60 of the Building Control acts, and regulations made under those provisions).  )


DLR’s current position is:

  • Planning applications should be submitted using the services of An Post
  • Any applications received from 23rd of March may not be available to view online as the external scanning company is now closed) and as our offices are closed to the public. They will be made available as soon as the external Scanning Service is available to us.
  • The Planning Departments current understanding of the legislation is that site notices for any application lodged post the 29th of March should be in place for the required Statutory Period from Tuesday the 21st of April. (unless this date is further extended by the Minister)
  • The Planning Departments current understanding of the legislation is that site notices erected prior to the 29th of March that have not been in place for the statutory period the clock is stopped and recommenced on Tuesday the 21st of April and from that date the notice has to be in place for the remainder of the appropriate period. (unless this date is further extended by the Minister)
  • While applications can currently be lodged by post we are endeavouring to put in place an appropriate process for these applications to be validated having regard to the current crisis.
  • From 0800 Wednesday 18 March, access to all Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council public offices (County Hall, Dundrum Offices and others) will be discontinued for members of the public.  
  • The timeframes for making submissions is set down by Primary Legislation, the Local Authority does not have discretion to alter these.
  • The Planning Department has received the Outdoor Event License application for Marlay Park. All documents can be viewed and submissions can be made via our Consultation Hub here. Submissions can also be made by email (planning@dlrcoco.ie) or in writing to: The Planning Department, County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin 
  • If you have any further query please contact DLR at 2054700 between the hours of 10am  – 1pm when we will have a member of our planning team available to respond to your query 

Further information will be provided over the coming days.   

Monday, April 6th


Please see list of ONLINE SERVICES AVAILABLE below. 


Making Objections/Observations Online

Viewing Planning Applications (outlined in detail below)

The County Development Plan

Local Area Plans

Viewing Public Consultations

Planning Weekly Lists

Planning FAQ's