Planning and Development Act 2000 (Exempted Development) (Number 2) Regulations 2022

Jurisdiction: Republic of Ireland

Commencement: April 2022

Amends: Planning and Development Regulations 2001

Mini Summary

The Planning and Development Regulations 2001 were created under the Planning and Development Act 2000. The regulations deal with practical matters such as requirements for site notices, fees for applications and time limits. The regulations also cover Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) contents and exemptions.

Under the Planning and Development Regulations 2002, the scales of location maps are modified to be used in areas other than built-up areas.


Any person making a planning application should be aware of the Regulations as a failure to comply will result in a planning application being rejected. Planning permission involves applying to the relevant planning authority and ensuring that any development that is carried out complies with the terms granted in the planning permission. Any planning application should also comply with the technical requirements regarding site notices and advertisement.


The Health Service Executive (HSE) may use any of the following as temporary public vaccination centres or public infection testing centres.

  • A school, college, university, or training centre.
  • A social centre or community centre.
  • Non-residential clubs.
  • An art gallery, museum, shop, or library.
  • A sports club, gymnasium, or stadium.
  • A hotel.
  • A convention or conference centre.
  • Defence Forces barracks.
  • A light industrial building, wholesale warehouse or repository.
  • A local authority administrative office.
  • Any other structure normally used for public worship or religious instruction.

Temporary use must not exceed 12 months.

The Regulations cease to have effect on 30th March 2024.

This amendment has no direct relevance to environmental matters.


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