On Air Now Tommy Greene Noon - 4:00pm Email
Now Playing A Sky Full Of Stars Coldplay Download

Planning Restrictions Will Be Relaxed For Certain Businesses During Covid-19 Crisis

Restaurant owners won't need to get planning permission to turn their businesses into takeaways.

Planning rules are being loosened to speed the response to the coronavirus pandemic - and help businesses adapt.

Businesses like supermarkets that have their opening hours limited by conditions to their planning permission will be allowed open longer too.

Local councils say keeping food and other essential supplies moving has to come first - and they "don't envisage" taking enforcement action over technical breaches during the emergency.

More from East Coast FM Wicklow News


Co Wicklow Weather

  • Bray

    Sunny intervals

    High: 17°C | Low: 12°C

  • Wicklow

    Sunny intervals

    High: 17°C | Low: 11°C

  • Arklow

    Sunny intervals

    High: 16°C | Low: 9°C

  • Blessington

    Heavy rain shower

    High: 16°C | Low: 10°C

  • Baltinglass

    Sunny intervals

    High: 17°C | Low: 10°C

Listen Live Listen