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Consent Process Explained

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If you are applying for a foreshore consent you must meet with us to discuss your proposals.  Before the meeting you will need to send us a pre-application form giving details of the project.

Pre-application meeting:

For the meeting you must provide:

  • a full description of the project
  • a project timescale
  • details of any other consents required;
  • details of any consultations undertaken
  • if you are applying for an Offshore Renewable Energy(ORE) project you must show how your proposed project will comply with Ireland’s Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan

You should be familiar with planning, environmental impact assessment and appropriate assessment rules.

Before sending us a formal application we may advise you to carry out further consultations with State bodies and those with an interest in the project locally. We may insist that that you consult with particular bodies / interested parties.

Guidelines to assist you

We have produced the following documents to assist you in making your application. These documents have no legal standing and are provided as a guide only. You are solely responsible for making sure your project meets all legal requirements. We advise you to get independent legal advice. We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of these documents. However we are not responsible for any errors or omissions

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Data Protection

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage requires customers to provide certain personal data in order to carry out our legislative and administrative functions. The Department will treat all information and personal data that you provide as confidential, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection legislation. Personal data may be exchanged with other Government Departments, local authorities, agencies under the aegis of the Department, or other public bodies, in certain circumstances where this is provided for by law. 

The Department's Data Protection Policy and Privacy Statements, which set out how we will use your personal data, as well as providing information regarding your rights as a data subject, are available on the Department’s website.  They are also available in hard copy upon request from the Data Protection Officer, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Newtown Road, Wexford, email