Object to a planning application

To object or comment on a planning application you can make a submission online or in writing.

Eligibility

Anybody other than the applicant can object to / comment on a planning application.

Points to Note:

  • Fee is €20.
  • All objections/comments are published on our website
  • You must object/comment within 5 weeks of the application registered date.  You can withdraw your objections/comments by letter within the same 5 week period.  All valid documents we receive are viewable on the website and the public file.
  • You can only object/comment on planning and development issues. Any issues that do not meet the guidelines will not be considered. The planning authority may only consider objections relating to planning issues and not those based on personal dislikes, grievances or opinions. Read our Commenting on a Planning Application guide for more info.
  • Letters must contain your name, address and the planning application Reg. Ref. number.
  • Important Note: “payment process failure”
    In the unlikely event that the payment process fails while making an online submission, please immediately alert Planning staff by sending an email to planning@fingal.ie and/or by telephoning (01) 8905000. It is important to have this matter rectified as soon as possible due to strict statutory time limits imposed in which to make a submission/observation.
  • Once a decision has been made on the application, we will inform you within 3 working days.
  • DEFAMATION NOTICE

    Those making submissions/observations to Fingal County Council in respect of any planning application should be aware that comments involving allegations of any kind against a named or otherwise identifiable person or organisation may be viewed as defamatory by the subject of the comments. Those making submissions/ observations, which could be viewed as defamatory, may be sued directly for any defamatory allegations in a submission and should avoid making such allegations.

    Please be advised that all submissions/observations made to the Council are published to the Council’s website for public inspection in accordance with the requirements of the Planning & Development Acts 2000-2015 and the Planning & Development Regulations.

    The Council shall only make such redactions to submissions made to it in respect of any planning application, as are necessary to comply with the Data Protection Act 2003.

    Please note that, in the event of any potentially defamatory allegation giving rise to legal action against it, the Council may seek indemnity from the person making the allegation. It should be understood that the Council is only concerned with planning issues relevant to the application in question and not comments that are not relevant to its deliberations in making a planning decision.

Not Happy with the decision?

If you are an Original Objector you can appeal to An Bord Pleanála
Guide to making an appeal

Not an Original Objector but want to Appeal to the Bord

You can in some circumstances set out here: Guidelines for leave to appeal

For more information on objecting/commenting on a planning application

Email: planning@fingalcoco.ie

PLANNING DEPARTMENT GENERAL DISCLAIMER

Fingal County Council does not assume legal or other liability for any inaccuracy, mistake, mis-statement or any other error of whatsoever nature contained within the documentation submitted to the Council in respect of any planning application or any submission by way of comment or objection in respect of any planning applicatIon. Fingal County Council hereby formally disclaims liability in respect of such aforesaid matters.

COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER

 Fingal County Council is not responsible for the mis-appropriation of copyright or other intellectual right to the rightful owners which may occur in the submission of any document in respect of a planning application. All submissions and documentation in respect of any planning application is accepted by the Council in good faith. Any breech of copyright or other intellectual rights in respect of the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000, is a civil matter. Fingal County Council hereby formally disclaims liability in respect of such aforesaid matters.