Farm planning permission will take up to four months. Sometimes the need for further consultation with the planning authorities can delay matters and farm planning permission could take up to six months. The key is to give yourself plenty of time. Apply early to be ready to avail of the new TAMS II grants as proof of farm planning permission or exemption from planning is required before you can make a TAMS II application. Farm planning permission normally lasts for five years but sometimes the planning authority may reduce this to three years.
Exemption from planning
If your proposed development does not require planning permission, we can apply for an exemption certificate. We will submit a set of drawings such as OSI maps or farm maps showing the location and size of the proposed development to the county council.
It usually takes six weeks for the planning authorities to come back to give the exemption cert, if it is exempt. If the authorities rule that it is not exempt it will be necessary to seek planning permission.
You could be knocked back on exemption applications for a number of reasons; proximity to streams, roads, rivers, monuments and dwelling houses. There is an €80 charge to make the exemption application.