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  • A Shomera structure in the rear garden of house found to be exempt from planning

    Kildare County Council referred a question to An Bord Pleanala as to whether a ‘Shomera’ structure in the rear garden of a house in Maynooth was exempted development.  The ‘Shomera’ was being used as a hobby room and for storage.

    The Senior Inspector recommended that the structure was not exempted development referring to the excessive size and the use of the structure for additional habitable space to that of the main dwelling.

     The Board however ruled that the ‘Shomera’ structure was exempted development concluding, inter alia, that the size was within the 25sq.m limit and the use of the structre was incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house.  The Board also found that the inclusion of a rooflight in the structure was de minimus.

    Link to case on An Bord Pleanala Website

    Published on January 5, 2012 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Exempted Development, Residentail; Tagged as: , ,
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