For structures erected prior to planning regulations (Oct 1964), what constitutes a demonstration of authorised use?
We put forward a Section 5 submission for an owner that erected decking on their site and were served an unauthorised development notice. The planing office refused the submission on the basis that it did not adequately demonstrate authorised use as a dwelling
The dwelling was constructed well before planning regulations, and the property is unregistered.
Our approach is currently:
1. To refer to title deeds that describe the structure as a 'bungalow'
2. To provide copies of valuation certificates describing the structure as a 'domestic house'
3. To establish first connection dates for ESB and possibly water services
Are there any precedents for what else may be accepted as demonstrating use as a dwelling prior to planning regulations?