Mayo: Review of County Development Plan

Mayo County Council is currently reviewing the County Development Plan. This Draft
Plan is currently on public display includes planning policies. Objectives and
Standards to inform all Development Proposals within the County between

The Draft Plan includes new zoning proposals for the following towns;
Ballinrobe, Ballyhaunis, Belmullet, Claremorris, Charlestown, Killala,
Kiltimagh, Knock, Louisburgh, Newport and Swinford.

Written Submissions to the Council from members of the public including
landowners must be made by Friday 24th May 2013.

This office can prepare professional submissions on behalf of interested
parties. If you have any queries in relation to this matter do not hesitate to
contact this office.”


This office prepares comprehensive, concise and convincing submissions to Development Plans and Local Area Plans. Extensive experience has been gathered in both the formulation of Statutory Plans on behalf of Local Authorities, as well as the preparation of submissions on behalf of landowners and Community Organisations. A well prepared submission can assist planning officials and councillors to have appropriate regard to the views of the wider public. This service helps to deliver an effective public consultation process.

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Planning Appeals:
‘Planning Consultancy Services’ has extensive experience in dealing with appeals to An Bord Pleanála. Each appeal is researched thoroughly and a detailed and compelling case is made to the Board in each instance. A planning appeal can be made against the decision of a planning authority by the applicant (First Party) or an objector (Third Party) to a decision by the Planning Authority. Appeal work can take many forms and can include:

  • A First party appeal against a decision to refuse planning permission by the planning authority,
  • A First party appeal against conditions imposed on a planning permission by the planning authority e.g. terms of Development Contributions,
  • A Third party appeal against a decision by the planning authority to grant planning permission,
  • A Third party appeal against conditions imposed by the planning authority.

Other Appeal work can include responses to appeals, referrals of declarations (exempted development), representation at oral hearings and Strategic Infrastructure negotiations with Board officials.
Expertise in this area has helped to achieve a high success rate on behalf of clients.

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Planning Applications

We prepare a variety of planning applications, ranging from Commercial, Mixed-Use, Residential, Wind Farm, Educational, Community led developments to one off houses. 

This service involves the project management of the planning application and includes;

  • Sourcing of appropriate and cost efficient drawings,
  • Co-ordination of the project team,
  • Ongoing liaison with the client,
  • Preparation of all required paperwork,
  • Negotiations with planning officials (pre-planning meetings) and
  • Preparation of a planning consultants report (planning appraisal) to support the development proposal.

The latter report serves to demonstrate how the planning application complies with all relevant legislative and planning policy requirements with a view to securing planning permission. Responses are made to further information requests and clarification requests where required

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