Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Mr Damien English, T.D., on Wednesday 17th January 2018, published draft Water Services – Guidelines for Planning Authorities for consultation.

Why we are launching this consultation

The draft Guidelines are intended to provide best practice guidance in relation to the interface between the planning and development functions provided by planning authorities and the delivery of public services by Irish Water.

The draft Guidelines also offer clear guidance on how Irish Water will interact with the planning process in the provision of this critical infrastructure.

How to get involved

The Department invites submissions on the draft guidelines over the period to Wednesday 28th February 2018.

Submissions can be emailed to or by post to Forward Planning Section, Room 1.71, Custom House, Dublin, D01 W6X0.  In the interests of transparency, all written submissions received will be made publicly available on the Department’s website.  Following consideration of submissions the guidelines may be amended.