Exempted Development Applications

All development that is not exempted under planning law requires planning permission.

The Planning and Development Act 2000 and Planning and Development Regulations 2001 as amended set out categories of development that are exempted development (in other words, exempted from the general requirement to obtain planning permission).

The legislation sets out various thresholds relating to, for example height or size. If these thresholds are exceeded, then the exemptions no longer apply and planning permission is required.

A person is entitled to carry out exempted development subject to the terms of the legislation.

There is a mechanism provided under Section 5 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended where any person on payment of the relevant fee (currently €80) may request a declaration from Cork City Council as to whether any particular constitutes development* or exempted development*.

(* these terms are specifically defined in planning law)

In other words, a Section 5 Declaration Request is the procedure to follow if you want Cork City Council to confirm in writing whether or not any particular development requires planning permission (in other words, whether or not any particular development is exempted development).

To request a Section 5 Declaration, you must: 

 Cork City Council may require an applicant to submit further information to enable the assessment and determination of the matter.

If, following the issuing of a Section 5 Declaration by Cork City Council, you are dissatisfied with the Council’s determination, you may on payment of a fee and within 4 weeks of the date of the declaration refer the matter to An Bord Pleanála for review – refer to An Bord Pleanála’s website for details.

 Section 5 Declarations

2022 Exempted Developments

R739-22 Murphy's Transport Ltd, Maryfield, Ballinlough

R738-22 6 Oakwood Square, Blackrock

R736-22 39 St. Patrick's Street

R735-22 Knocknaheeny/Hollyhill Community Garden, Hollyville Estate, Harbour View Road

R734-22 Morning Star National School, Connolly Road, Ballyphehane

R733-22 195 An Caislean, Ballincollig

R732-22 25 Mount Vernon Terrace, Alexandra Road, St. Lukes

R731-22 92 Curraghwoods, Frankfield

R730-22 ESB Oil Tank Farm, Former ESB Marina Generating Station lands, Centre Park Road

R729-22 18-19 Douglas Street (formerly An Crúiscín Lán)

R728-22 1 Bridgefield Grove, Curraheen Road, Bishopstown

R728-22 1 Bridgefield Grove, Curraheen Road, Bishopstown, Map 1

R728-22 1 Bridgefield Grove, Curraheen Road, Bishopstown, Map 2

R728-22 1 Bridgefield Grove, Curraheen Road, Bishopstown, Map 3

R727-22 Glenbeg, Ardfoyle Crescent, Ballintemple

R724-22 11 Arbour Court, Grange, Douglas

R723-22 St. Anthony's, Ballyhooley Road

R722-22 14/15 Gillabbey Street

R721-22 44 Mount Sion Road, Greenmount

R720-22 29 Nuns Walk, Pouladuff Road

R719-22 13 Lower Glanmire Road

R718-22 25 Ros Barra, Deerpark

R717-22 23C Congress Road, Turners Cross

R716-22 50 Shandon Street, Part 1

R716-22 50 Shandon Street, Part 2

R715-22 2 Bishopscourt Green, Bishopstown

R714-22 Múin Pre-School, The Green Rooms, Brocklesby Street, Blackpool

R713-22 No. 1 The Crescent, Greenvalley, Donnybrook, Part 1

R713-22 No. 1 The Crescent, Greenvalley, Donnybrook, Part 2

R713-22 No. 1 The Crescent, Greenvalley, Donnybrook, Part 3

R712-22 81 Meadow Grove Estate, Blackrock

R711-22 Mount Desert, Lee Road

R711-22 Mount Desert, Lee Road, Map

R710-22 66 Father Matthew Road, Turner's Cross

R709-22 Togher Girls' National School, Togher Road

R708-22 St. Killian's School, Old Youghal Road, Mayfield

R708-22 St. Killian's School, Old Youghal Road, Mayfield, Map 1

R708-22 St. Killian's School, Old Youghal Road, Mayfield, Map 2

R707-22 No. 8 The Square, Blarney

R706-22 Educate Together Primary School, Carrs Hill

R706-22 Educate Together Primary School, Carrs Hill, Map 1

R706-22 Educate Together Primary School, Carrs Hill, Map 2

R706-22 Educate Together Primary School, Carrs Hill, Map 3

R706-22 Educate Together Primary School, Carrs Hill, Map 4

R706-22 Educate Together Primary School, Carrs Hill, Map 5

R705-22 Sarsfield Heights, Doughcloyne, Sarsfield Road

R704-22 St. Francis College, Rochestown, Part 1

R704-22 St. Francis College, Rochestown, Part 2

R704-22 St. Francis College, Rochestown, Part 3

R704-22 St. Francis College, Rochestown, Part 4

R703-22 Irish Pioneer Works, Kinsale Road

R702-22 1 The Circle, Broadale, Maryborough Hill

2021 Exempted Developments

R701-21 12 Deerpark, Friars Walk

R701-21 12 Deerpark, Friars Walk, Map 1

R701-21 12 Deerpark, Friars Walk, Map 2

R700-21 10 West Avenue, Parkgate, Frankfield

R699-21 St. Gabriel's Special School, Murphy's Farm, Bishopstown

R699-21 St. Gabriel's Special School, Murphy's Farm, Bishopstown, Map 1

R699_21 St. Gabriel's Special School, Murphy's Farm, Bishopstown, Map 2

R699-21 St. Gabriel's Special School, Murphy's Farm, Bishopstown, Map 3

R699-21 St. Gabriel's Special School, Murphy's Farm, Bishopstown, Map 4

R699-21 St. Gabriel's Special School, Murphy's Farm, Bishopstown, Map 5

R699-21 St. Gabriel's Special School, Murphy's Farm, Bishopstown, Map 6

R698-21 2 Glandore Avenue, Blackrock

R697-21 15 Deanwood Avenue, Togher

R696-21 12 Glyntown Close, Glanmire

R695-21 Autumn Leaves, 2 Connolly Road, Ballyphehane

R694-21 10 Grand Parade

R693-21 83-85 Patrick's Street and Carey's Lane

R693-21 83-85 Patrick's Street and Carey's Lane, Map

R692-21 Sunvalley Montessori School, North Monastery Road

R692-21 Sunvalley Montessori School, North Monastery Road Maps

R691-21 139 Silversprings Lawn

R690-21 The Savoy Centre, St. Patrick's Street

R690-21 The Savoy Centre, St. Patrick's Street, Map 1

R690-21 The Savoy Centre, St. Patrick's Street, Map 2

R688-21 St. Catherine's Convent, Convent Lane, Bishopstown Avenue

R687-21 10 The Lawn, Lioscarra, Killeens

R685-21 Ballinvristig, Whites Cross, Upper Glanmire

R684-21 North Monastery Primary School, North Monastery Road

R683-21 The Elms, Underwood, Rochestown Road

R682-21 6 Larchfield Close, Commons Road

R682-21 6 Larchfield Close, Commons Road, Map

R681-21 15 Glashaboy Woods, Glanmire

R679-21 21 Parkowen, Quaker Road, Ballintemple

R679-21 21 Parkowen, Quaker Road, Ballintemple, Map 1

R679-21 21 Parkowen, Quaker Road, Ballintemple, Map 2

R679-21 21 Parkowen, Quaker Road, Ballintemple, Map 3

R679-21 21 Parkowen, Quaker Road, Ballintemple, Map 4

R678-21 Douglas West, Douglas

R677-21 18 Senandale, Cloghroe, Cork

R676-21 79 The Green, Coolroe Meadows, Ballincollig

R675-21 13 Mount Carmel Road, Greenmount

R674-21 Retail Unit B, Phase 2, Kinsale Retail Park

R672-21 39-40 Shandon Street

R671-21 Jesmond, Blackrock Road

R670-21 11 Knockrea Lawn, Ballinlough Road

R669-21 26 Lotamore Park, Mayfield

R668-21 11 Arbour Court, Grange, Douglas

R667-21 5 Meadowlands, Rochestown

R666-21 9 Rosewood Estate, Ballincollig

R665-21 Mount Desert, Lee Road

R665-21 Mount Desert, Lee Road, Map

R664-21 18 The Rise, Bishopstown

R663-21 Montessori School, An Spioraid Naomh, Curraheen Road, Bishopstown

R662-21 The Gables Bar, 31-32 Douglas Street

R661-21 No. 1 The Terrace, Crab Lane, Blackrock Road

R660-21 4 Rosehill, Old Blackrock Road

R659-21 Annerville, 121 Pouladuff Road

R658-21 1 Empress Villas Summerhill North

R657-21 2 Woodvillas, Ceann Cora Lawn, Boreenmanna Road

R656-21 11 Ryecroft, Maryborough Woods

R655-21 Custom Quay House

R655-21 Custom Quay House, Maps

R654-21 18 Montford Park, Mardyke Walk

R653-21 12 The Beeches, Woodville, Dunkettle

R653-21 12 The Beeches, Woodville, Dunkettle, Map

R652-21 33 Firgrove Lawn, Bishopstown

R651-21 17 Vicars Court, Vicars Road, Togher

R650-21 24 Oakfield Avenue, Glanmire

R649-21 Elm Vale, Carrigrohane, Ballincollig

R648-21 The Ambassador Hotel, Military Hill, St. Lukes

R647-21 Ballysheehy, Clogheen

R646-21 No.11 Knockrea Lawn, Ballinough Road

R645-21 12 Clarkes Wood, Mount Oval, Rochestown

R644-21 Former Nualight Building, Cork Business & Technology Park, Model Farm Road

R643-21 1 The Close, Coolroe Meadows, Ballincollig

R643-21 1 The Close, Coolroe Meadows, Ballincollig, Map

R642-21 Milllhouse, 3 Millfield College Road

R641-21 Ferbane, Ballinlough Road

R640-21 4 Rossbrook, Model Farm Road

R639-21 40-41 Grand Parade

R638-21 AIB, 26 St. Patrick Street

R638-21 AIB, 26 St. Patrick's Street, Map

R637-21 1 Frankfield View, Old Youghal Road

R636-21 121 Pouladuff Road

R635-21 No. 6 St. Joseph's Terrace

R634-21 42 Ardfallen Terrace

2020 Exempted Developments

R632-20 12 Clarkes Wood, Rochestown

R631-20 No. 11 Knockrea Lawn, Ballinlough Road

R630-20 3 Beaumont Lane, Ballintemple

R629-20 The Acre, Boreenamanna Road

R628-20 34 Cornmarket Street

R627-20 88 North Main Street

R625-20 16 Dunvale Drive, Frankfield

R624-20 41 Nuns Walk, Friars Walk

R622-20 Anchor Unit (formerly Debenhams) at Mahon Point Shopping Centre

R619-20 Cork Builders Providers, West Link, Togher Industrial Estate - Part 1

R619-20 Cork Builders Providers, West Link, Togher Industrial Estate - Part 2

R619-20 Cork Builders Providers, West Link, Togher Industrial Estate - Part 3

R619-20 Cork Builders Providers, West Link, Togher Industrial Estate - Map 1

R619-20 Cork Builders Providers, West Link, Togher Industrial Estate - Map 2

R618-20 7 Highfield Lawn, Model Farm Road

R617-20 No. 31 Hartlands Road

R616-20 88 North Main Street

R615-20 11 Chapel Gate, Ballyvolane

R613-20 1 Gillabbey Terrace, Gillabbey Street

R612-20 Dunleer, 6 Woodleigh Park, Model Farm Road

R612-20 Dunleer, 6 Woodleigh Park, Model Farm Road, Map

R611-20 Leeside Apartments, Bachelor's Quay

R610-20 17 Lotamore Park, Mayfield

R609-20 The Lee Clinic (Block 2), Lee Road

R609-20 The Lee Clinic (Block 2), Lee Road, Drawings

R608-20 1 Windermere, Bishopstown

R607-20 'Hove', No. 31 Hartlands Road

R606-20 Kilbarry-Knockraha No. 2 110kV Line, Part 1

R606-20 Kilbarry-Knockraha No. 2 110kV Line, Part 2

R606-20 Kilbarry-Knockraha No. 2 110kV Line, Part 3

R606-20 Kilbarry-Knockraha No. 2 110kV Line, Part 4

R606-20 Kilbarry-Knockraha No. 2 110kV Line, Map 1

R606-20 Kilbarry-Knockraha No. 2 110kV Line, Map 2

R606-20 Kilbarry-Knockraha No. 2 110kV Line, Map 3

R606-20 Kilbarry-Knockraha No. 2 110kV Line, Map 4

R606-20 Kilbarry-Knockraha No. 2 110kV Line, Map 5

R606-20 Kilbarry-Knockraha No. 2 110kV Line, Map 6

R606-20 Kilbarry-Knockraha No. 2 110kV Line, Map 7

R606-20 Kilbarry-Knockraha No. 2 110kV Line, Map 8

R606-20 Kilbarry-Knockraha No. 2 110kV Line, Map 9

R606-20 Kilbarry-Knockraha No. 2 110kV Line, Map 10

R606-20 Kilbarry-Knockraha No. 2 110kV Line, Map 11

R606-20 Kilbarry-Knockraha No. 2 110kV Line, Map 12

R605-20 1 Ashdown, Grange, Douglas

R603-20 Trabeg 110kV Substation, Palaceanne Lawn

R603-20 Trabeg 110kV Substation, Palaceanne Lawn, Map 1

R603-20 Trabeg 110kV Substation, Palaceanne Lawn, Map 2

R603-20 Trabeg 110kV Substation, Palaceanne Lawn, Map 3

R603-20 Trabeg 110kV Substation, Palaceanne Lawn, Map 4

R602-20 Windsor Hotel, 54-55 McCurtain Street

R601-20 No. 1 Adare Mews, Tramway Terrace, Douglas

R599-20 No. 28 Kempton Park, Ballyvolane

R598-20 Elm Vale, Poulavone, Carrigrohane, Ballincollig

R597-20 12 Lotabeg Terrace, Mayfield

R596-20 No. 22 The Manor, Model Farm Road

R595-20 No. 15 Foxwood Drive, Rochestown

R594-20 The Bungalow, Farranlea Park, Model Farm Road - Part 1

R594-20 The Bungalow, Farranlea Park, Model Farm Road - Part 2

R594-20 The Bungalow, Farranlea Park, Model Farm Road - Maps

R593-20 TATA Steel Industrial Site, Tivoli Docks

R592-20 30 Sundrive Park, Ballinlough

R591-20 Douglas Community Pre-school & Playgroup, Douglas Community Centre, Church Road, Douglas

R590-20 78 Millers Court, Old Quarter, Ballincollig

R589-20 26 Old Avenue, Riverstown, Glanmire

R588-20 57 Lower Kent Road, Ballyphehane

R587-20 2 Blackthorn Drive, Blackstone Bridge, Killeens

R586-20 Daybreak Shop, Station Road, Ballincollig

R584-20 Ardrostig, Garranedarragh, Bishopstown

R583-20 9 Kinsale Cottages, Evergreen Road

R582-20 15 Sandown Crest, Togher

R581-20 Parkview, Douglas Road, Douglas

R580-20 9 Riverview Gardens, Ballyvolane

R579-20 77 Rossbrook, Model Farm Road

R578-20 1 Sheldon Court, Patricks Hill

R577-20 11 The Circle, Broadale, Maryborough Hill

R576-20 Phase 1 Building, Tyndall National Institute

R576-20 Phase 1 Building, Tyndall National Institute, Map 1

R576-20 Phase 1 Building, Tyndall National Institute, Map 2

R576-20 Phase 1 Building, Tyndall National Institute, Map 3

R575-20 Bishops Court Lawn, Bishopstown

R574-20 17 Hayfield, Model Farm Road

R573-20 21 Richmond Estate, Blackrock Road

R572-20 1 Stratton Pines, Bishopstown

R571-20 Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane

R570-20 17 Bendemeer Park, Magazine Road

R569-20 Burkes Lane Reservoir, Whites Cross

R568-20 Carriganarra, Carrigrohane

R567-20 5 The Elms, Classes Lake, Ovens

R566-20 52-53 North Main Street

R565-20 88-89 North Main Street

R562-20 Ferrero, Kinsale Road

R561-20 The Old School House, The Square, Blarney

R560-19 Unit 1-3 Churchfield Industrial Estate, John F. Connolly Road, Churchfield

R560-19 Unit 1-3 Churchfield Industrial Estate, John F. Connolly Road, Churchfield, Maps

R559-20 9 Rossbrook, Model Farm Road

2019 Exempted Developments

R560-19 Unit 1-3 Churchfield Industrial Estate

R558-19 Glen Boxing Club, North Ring Road

R557-19 Blarney Pre-School, St. Anne's Road, Blarney

R556-19 No. 19 Hollyhill Lane, Blarney Street

R554-19 Scoil Padraig Naofa, Rochestown

R553-19 45 Meadowbrook, Riverstown, Glanmire

R552-19 168 Beech Park, Ballincollig

R551-19 10 West Avenue, Frankfield, Parkgate

R549-19 Dell Technologies, Ballincollig Tech Park, Mechtersradt Road, Innishmore, Ballincollig

R548-19 29 Halldene Drive, Bishopstown

R547-19 Apple, Hollyhill Industrial Estate

R545-19 Douglas Village Shopping Centre

R544-19 10 Ashwood Estate, Ringmahon Road

R543-19 Unit 1 Village Green, Church Road, Douglas

R542-19 27 Coolroe Heights, Ballincollig

R541-19 13 Manor Drive, Rochestown

R540-19 9 Main Street, Ballincollig

R539-19 64-65 College Road

R538-19_66 South Mall

R537-19 58 Thomas Davis Street

R536-19 27 Willison Lawn, Willison Park, Blarney

R535-19 Unit 7 The Elysian

R534-19 Lee Villa, Sundays Well

R533-19 2 Westbourne Terrace, The Lough

R532-19 Berryfield House, Clarkes Hill, Rochestown

R531-19 27 Chestnut Grove, Classes Lake, Ovens

R530-19 Hillcrest, Killeens

R529-19 Dunnes Stores, Douglas Court Shopping Centre

R528-19 12 The Heathers, Classes Lake, Ballincollig

R527-19 221 Blarney Road

R526-19 Mercer 23-25 South Terrace

R525-19 13 Parknamore Heights, Ballincollig

R524-19 25 Buckley's Meadows, Rope Walk, Blackrock

R523-19 42 Sidney Park, Wellington Road

R522-19 273 Blarney Street

R521-19 10 Victoria Avenue

R520-19 52-53 North Main Street

R519-19 1 Ard na Ri Avenue, Pouladuff Road

R518-19 The Plaza, Watercourse Road

R517-19 3 Roseneath Villas, Military Road

R516-19 4 Cherrygarth, Donnybrook, Douglas

R515-19 Amnis House, Western Road

R514-19 Maxol Service Station, Glasheen Road

R513-19 20 Gerald Griffin Street

R512-19 Medigroup, Cathedral Road

R511-19 9 Dyke Parade

R510-19 25 Earlwood Estate

R509-19 9 Court Cairn, Model Farm Road

R508-19 1 George's Quay

R507-19 11 Kyle Street

R506-19 50 Ashleigh Gardens, Skehard Road

R505-19 Scoil Mhuire Secondary School, 1, 2 & 3 Sidney Place

R504-19 Seefin, Ardnaree, Buckston Hill

R503-19 26 Evergreen Street

R502-19 Parkview, Victoria Road

R501-19 Irish Rail Yard, Kent Station, Water Street

R500-19 46 South Mall

R499-19 19 South Mall

R498-19 73 Mile Stream, Shanakiel

R497-19 23 Earlwood Estate, The Lough

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