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Planning Exemption Certificate

Local authorities may issue certificates of exemption for developments that do not need planning permission.

Exemption certificates for small scale housing developments

Provision has been made for the exemption of single houses and small housing developments from the provision of social and affordable housing. 

Developments -

- of 4 or fewer dwelling units, or

- of any number of units on land of 0.1 hectares or less 

may be exempt from the social/affordable housing requirements of Part V on application to the planning authority.

In order to benefit from this exemption, a person must apply to the planning authority for a certificate stating that he or she is exempt from this requirement in respect of the proposed development. 

Completed Form and accompanying documentation should be returned as follows to:


The Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary or
The Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Or uploaded as document type Part V Exemption Application Form to https://planning.localgov.ie as part of a planning application.

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Related Information

Section 5's

The purpose of a Section 5 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, is to establish if a particular development is or is not an exempted development within the meaning of the Act.