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  • A question came before An Bord Pleanala as to whether the creation of a loading bay with roller shutter to side of an industrial/warehouse premises at Chadwicks, Greencastle Parade, Malahide Road, Coolock, Dublin is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.

    Dublin City Council issued a declaration in July 2013 stating that the said matter is development and is not exempted development. This was based on the view that the doorway aperture was quite significant in terms of scale and in proportion relative to the elevation and the overall building.

    The referrer argued to the Board that the change is not so radical or significant that it would materially affect the external appearance of the structure or neighbouring structures. However the An Bord Pleanala Inspector agreed with Dublin City Councils view.

    An Bord Pleanála sided with the referrer. They agreed Read the rest of this entry »

    Published on December 11, 2013 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Exempted Development; Tagged as: , ,
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  • Whether the renovation of site, disposal of petrol tanks, signage, installation of new petrol tanks, renovation and alterations to shop is or is not development or is or is not exempted development

    Athy Town Council referred the above question to An Bord Pleanala concerning the following works:

    1. the removal of underground fuel storage tanks (20,000 litres) and the installation of two underground fuel storage tanks (30,000 litres);

    2. the construction of a new drainage layout and services duct layout;

    3. the erection of four number “Amber” signs and droplet logo signs on the stanchions of the canopy structure;

    4. the erection of new side cladding and three number “Amber” signs and droplet logos on the canopy structure; and

    5. the erection of new cladding and the new logo “Diesel”, “Petrol”, “Costcutter” “Hotfood/Deli” and “Fresh Coffee” on the roadside double pole ID sign;

    The Board went against the recommendation of their Inspector and deemed that the said works were exempt from planning permission.

    Link to this case on the An Bord Pleanala website

    Published on November 21, 2011 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Exempted Development, Important An Bord Pleanala Decisions, Uncategorized; Tagged as: , ,
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