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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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  • A review of decisions on referrals (exemption applications) before An Bord Pleanala reveals that no actual decisions are being made.  The majority of decisions are actually confirmations of referrals which are invalid or where the Board deems they have no jurisdiction.  It would appear therefore that the recent appointment of new Board members is still struggling with the backlog of work and referrals are simply not a priority at this stage.

     

    Published on May 31, 2012 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Comments on Planning, Uncategorized; Tagged as: ,
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  • Wexford County Council referred a question to An Bord Pleanala as to whether the replacement of a mobile home on site at Ballinoulart, Kilmuckridge, County Wexford is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.

    It appears that there has been a mobile home, in various positions, on the subject site over a long period of time (c.1959). The mobile home is intermittently used as a holiday home.

     The Council stated that it is clear that there has been a continuation of use on the site but as the current mobile home is in a different location to the previous mobile  home, they require a determination from the Bord.

     The owner submitted that the replacement of the mobile is not development; the new mobile is precisely the same type of structure (similar dimensions and appearance) and is used for the same purpose as the previous mobile. It is submitted that there has been no material change in use of any structures on the land. Read the rest of this entry »

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