Got a terrifying enforcement notice last week in respect of my garden: unauthorised removal of mature trees. (Calm down: they were 30 yr old ailing leylandii) I got a warning letter three years previously and I asked for an inspection. I showed the inspector photographs of the trees then and he accepted without reservation that they were dangerous (I had a letter as well from a landscape contractor about them - deadly dangerous). He visited me a month later to check the replacements Trouble is that he left the council without concluding the matter - although there is reference to an agreement on file. The new planner asked the Parks Supervisor to check the list of replacements: he got sniffy because he said that the bloke who inspected my property (twice) was only a technician and he wanted an environmental plan for the garden (there was already an agreed one on file) He refused to inspect. the matter went over and back between Planning and Parks and earlier this year: a postit note on file "Send to enforcement" -[I] I knew nothing about all this.[/I] My garden has been planted for 3 years now! I asked the enforcement officer what was the matter (like did something new come to their attention) and he said no. I asked had he visited the garden and he said yes I asked could he identify the problem and how I might fix it and he said no - but I could send in a new environmental plan - so the Parks Super has got his way -- but in the absence of ANY correspondence with me in nearly 3 years.
Is this how enforcement takes place in Ireland ? I got a plan drawn up this weekend but I'm worried that the parks super will reject it and leave me in the soup. Can anyone advise me please - I'll pay money!!