There’s definitely something afoot with planning at the moment.
I’ve been working over 12 years in Ireland and have had a good track record with planning but this month it looks like we’ve got a third planning refusal and we’re going to another Appeal via An Bord Pleanála.
I’m therefore going to concentrate on the next set of posts on the Planning Appeal process. A couple of comments before we kick off:
1. I’ve written about this before and all 3 refusals have the same common denominator – it’s the site itself that’s the problem – not the design. Councils are getting incredibly tough on EPA percolation testing for septic tanks/treatment systems, And as I’ve said before (in THIS POST) – It’s not the design that will scupper your planning application!
2. Take with a pinch of salt any architects/designers assertions that they have a 100% track record with planning. It may be true but either: a. They’ve been lucky or b. They haven’t been hit yet
I’ll keep you updated with the appeal process as we go; what the appeal entailed and what the conclusions are when they arrive (they take a minimum of 18 weeks) so they’re not for the impatient.