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Unauthorised developments in Kildare…

Postby BubbaGump » Wed May 31, 2006 6:15 pm

I have submitted a complaint of unauthorised development to Kildare County Council, against a person now building a large house and stables on a field next to me, on the basis that he is contravening his planning permission & conditions.
The local authority has finally issued the owner with a warning letter; in the meantime, the building continues unabated and the roof is now under construction; I am fearful that no remedy is or will be available to me & that the unauthorised development will be protected by the Council.
Has anybody else been in this position & what options are open to me?
Am I just wasting my time?
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Re: More unauthorised developments in Kildare…

Postby PVC King » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:27 am

The only route open to you is to take legal action which would be slow and expensive.

In essence if Kildare Co Co fail to take enforcement action you must bring an action against the Council for not performing their statutory functions under the planning acts.

If you think writing a letter to Kildare County Council and waiting for them to take effective enforcement action will deliver a result then you probably are wasting your time; however if you raise the stakes you will get action but it will take time and will cost a lot of money.
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Re: More unauthorised developments in Kildare…

Postby jdivision » Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:17 pm

If that sounds too expensive, you could also just try getting a solicitor sending a letter threatening action. A solicitor's letter for something like that costs around e120 in Dublin, probably cheaper in Kildare.
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Re: More unauthorised developments in Kildare…

Postby BubbaGump » Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:57 pm

Thanks for your help.
From what you're both saying I think that my only option is to take legal advice.
From my perspective, the only real remedy for me to get my views back is for the Council to demand that the unauthorised development be knocked and for the owner to build precisely what & where he was given permission to build. I take it this never happens ??
Will he probably apply for retention of what he's built?
Thanks again for the advice - I don't want to give up just yet.
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