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Log Cabin Planning Permission

Planning permission is an important consideration when you are planning to build a log home. Whether you need planning permission or not depends of course upon where you live.   

The planning system in Ireland was established in 1964 when the government’s planning and development act, 1963 came into force. The original planning act has been subject to several updates since it was introduced and this has been influenced not only by development of planning control systems but also economic growth, environmental requirements and membership of the wider EU.  

Ireland is one of only a small number of countries in the EU to have an independent third party appeals system in place. This is otherwise known as An Bord Pleanála, (the Planning Appeals Board). 

If you are confused or unsure about anything relating to planning laws in Ireland and how this might affect your plans, a series of leaflets are available which should explain everything you need to know including:  

  • Advice on how to make a planning application  
  • How to appeal a planning decision  
  • Requirements for change of use  
  • Planning advice on building an extension  

You can download the leaflet on the planning system from the department of the environment in Ireland here