I would appreciate any help or suggestions.
I applied for planning permission for a friend to change their front garden boundary wall which currently has just a small pedestrian gate and low (1m approx) walls to a predominantly gated and piered boundary. In addition to this we changed the garden from what is currently mostly grass with a small path to being 2/3 gravel and 1/3 a planted area to facilitate parking for 2 or 3 cars. Pretty much all the neighbours have done the same on this road of small terraced houses, and presumably most did not seek permission.
We received permission to change the boundary however a condition was to only allow car parking for one car of no more then 5m by 3m of permeable hard landscaping. THis seems so strange seeing as you are exempt from planning permission for up to two cars and given the precedent in the area of people changin their gardens to hard landscaped areas to park their cars securely.
Has anyone heard of this happening recently?
Should I advise them to appeal to an bord pleanala or to go ahead and only provide for one car.
Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated,