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Planning - Our Purpose.

The purpose of the Planning Section is to provide for the proper planning and sustainable development of the county, to promote and facilitate the development of sustainable communities and enterprise, and to ensure the protection of the natural and built heritage and amenity of the county.

To contact Planning Department:-

Planning Department,
Longford County Council,
Aras An Chontae,
Great Water Street,

Email:  planning@longfordcoco.ie for general planning queries

Email:  submissions@longfordcoco.ie to make an observation/submission on a planning application (submission must be signed and appropriate fee of €20 must be paid in order to be a valid submission)

Telephone: 043-3344222

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm (please see home page, 'Your Council', 'Covid 19' for update on current Covid restrictions)

Archived Files

All files previous to 2009 are held in storage and must be requested 7 working days in advance.  There is no retrieval charge for files. The Planning Requisition form can be downloaded here and emailed to planning@longfordcoco.ie or dropped into Planning Office

Defamation notice

Participants in cases before the Planning Authority should be aware that comments involving allegations of any kind against a named or otherwise identifiable person or organisation may be viewed as defamatory by the subject of the comments

Participants may be sued directly for any defamatory allegations in any appeal or submission and should avoid making such allegations. Any submissions made to the Planning Authority are generally circulated and made available for public inspection

Please note that in the event of any potentially defamatory allegation giving rise to legal action against it, the Planning Authority may seek indemnity from the person making the allegation. It should be understood that the Planning Authority is only concerned with issues relevant to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area and that personalised comments are generally not relevant to its deliberations