Promoting the economic, social and cultural well-being of our people in the interest of the common good by encouraging, ensuring and facilitating high quality development while protecting and enhancing the unique natural environment of the county.



Draft Development Plan 2022-2028

To keep up-to-date with the preparation of the Cavan County Development Plan incorporating a Local Area Plan for Cavan Town, 2022-2028, click HERE- See updated Information Notice 18th January 2022


Development plans

Find out more about the current development plans for County Cavan and Cavan Town and Environs.


Submissions in relation to planning applications may be made to

As well as grounds for your submission, please also ensure to include the following in your email:

- Your full name and postal address

- A phone number to contact for payment of €20 submission fee

- The Planning Reference Number

If the above information is not included the submission cannot be considered valid.

Covid-19 Planning FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions relating to the planning process during the Covid-19 outbreak

Abbeylands Masterplan

Find out about the landmark redevelopment of the historic Abbeylands area of Cavan Town funded under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF)

Building control

Building Control submissions should be made via the Building Control Management System at

Queries may be directed to

Online planning search

Recieve up to date information about current planning applications in County Cavan.

Planning Permission

What we can do to guide you through the stages of the planning process.

Planning Lists

Weekly planning lists

Vacant Sites Register

Sites on appropriately zoned lands, suitable for housing or redevelopment, but dormant and undeveloped.

Adopted Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy

Facilitating and managing growth in a sustainable manner to the benefit the entire region and country

National Planning Framework (NPF)

national document that will, at a high-level, guide strategic planning and development for the country over the next 20+ years

Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation

Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment Public Consultation: Application for proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station, Suffolk, UK

Estates Taken in Charge

Roads declared public roads under Roads Act 1993 [Section 11], Roads Regulations 1994, and Planning and Development Acts 2000 - 2017


Ensuring the unique and diverse heritage of County Cavan is conserved, sustained and, above all, cherished and celebrated

Part 8

Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) Part 8 Planning and Development Regulations 2001 - 2018, Article 81 – Part 8

Change of Use

Article 10(6)(a) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001(as amended) permits owners of empty commercial properties to convert their properties into apartments without having to seek planning permission