Planning Compliance

Following a final grant of permission by Cork City Council or a grant of planning permission by An Bord Pleanála, you have to comply with any planning conditions attached to your permission.

Some conditions require you to agree matters of details with Cork City Council before you carry out the development for which you have received planning permission. These conditions must be agreed in writing with Cork City Council before you start work on your development. Failure to do so could result in Planning Enforcement action against you.

Cork City Council strives to respond to planning compliance submissions within 8 weeks of receipt. Your planning compliance submission should be emailed to For big maps you may submit a hard copy to:

   Development Management Planning Section, Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork. T12 T997  

You are also required to comply with any other legislation and code (other than matters covered by planning law); for example, you may be required to submit a Commencement Notice or you may require a Fire Safety Certificate before starting works on your development.

If the decision of Cork City Council is to refuse permission, you may appeal this decision to An Bord Pleanála. If you do not appeal the decision, or you have received a decision to refuse planning permission from An Bord Pleanála, and you still intend to apply for planning permission to carry out a development, you should contact Cork City Council for a pre-application consultation. Please note that you will be required to amend your proposed development accordingly, in order to overcome, at least, the issues raised in the stated reason(s) for refusal from Cork City Council or An Bord Pleanála.