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  • Skip Business found not to be Exempted Development

    A question arose as to whether the use of a site for a skip business at Parkmore, Callan Road, Kilkenny is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.

    The applicant’s case was based on the pre 1963 sand and gravel business which involved taking in virgin and waste sand and gravel, haulage of the material and sale of the material to builders, etc. It was submitted that a waste operation is not significantly different to the sand and gravel business.

     However, the Board noted that

    (a) the use of the land currently involves waste being delivered to the site,

    (b) the current use is a material change in use of the land, and

    (d) there is no exemption provision under the Planning Acts for this type of development

    An Bord Pleanála, therefore decided that the use of a site for a skip business is development which is not exempted development.

    Published on January 30, 2012 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Exempted Development; Tagged as: , , ,
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