Planning change in bid to stop homeowners hiding extension notices from neighbours

An upcoming bill aims to stem complaints over hard-to-spot planning notices and would mirror rules in North and Britain

Proposed amendment to upcoming bill is that any homeowner or developer seeking planning permission would have to contact all the immediate neighbours

Homeowners could have to directly notify their neighbours about plans for new extensions or developments on their properties, rather than just erecting notices outside their homes.

The Department of Housing has said it is to consider including the requirement in the new planning bill, which is currently being discussed in the Dáil. It is aimed at ending complaints from neighbours that they did not spot planning notices until it was too late for them to ...