ibuprofen wrote:I founnd this in Fingal's website
Question submitted by Councillor May McKeon
To ask the Manager what is the procedure regarding the erection of site notices when significant additional information is submitted on a planning application, (e.g. revised site layout) so that members of the public can be fully informed of the progress of the application. Furthermore can the Manager outline his plans for the members of the public to view planning files electronically particularly in light of the new Town Council office opening shortly at Georgeâ€™s Square?
The Council is not empowered under the Planning and Development Regulations to seek the erection of a site notice/s on a planning application after additional information has been received, examined and deemed to be
There is however provision to require the applicant to publish a further
notice in an approved newspaper in accordance with article 35(1)(c)of the Planning and Development regulations,2001.
Third parties who have made submissions on a planning application are
notified by the Council of receipt of such significant additional
information and may make further submissions in respect only of the
significant additional information received and without further charge.
Third parties who have not made submissions on a planning application may
also make submissions in respect of significant additional information
received, but must pay 20 euro fee.
It's a bit of a grey area I know. In the end the decision as to additional information being significant or not is up to the planning officer and this wouldn't be contested by the architect because it would be counter productive to achieving a timely decision on the planning permission.
But for discussion,
From above a change to the site plan would be significant additional information. Would a change in the height of the building or additional windows etc also be for example?
Additional information surely should be just that an addition of information and not an alteration of existing information. Although I know alteration of information in additional information has been allowed by planning authorities without being seen as significant additional infortmation.......
Significant additional information has been shown to allow alteration of information so when is the information altered enough to constitute being significant.......
1. what level of change of information would necessitate a re-application being needed or
2 is the newspaper notice seen as enough to inform the public of any change in the planning information as it allows submission on the planning permisssion, and if so
3. why isn't a new site notice also erected with the change of information included........ ...
1. The question i sphreased somewhat incorrectly. If a planner deems the application to be unreasonable, and only a very significant change is required to make it 'reasonable' then, generally, the planners refuse the application. A new application can then be made that complies with necessary policies / guidelines.
2. The newspaper notice is all that is required by legislation, and until that legislation is altered, the situation will stay the same.
3. same as 2 above...
ibuprofen... in my experience planners request a 'significant information' newspaper notice to be publish when:
(a) an alteration is made to the application that would contravene the wording of the original application. for example, an original application was made for 30 houses but the planner wanted 1 removed, therefore a new newspaper notice may be required
(b) a change is made to a design that may affect an adjoining landowner, without contravening the original wording, for example, say a 2 storey extension to s semi-d is applied for with a flat roof, but the planner wants a gabled roof... then this may affect the adjoining landowner, but i ssubstantialy teh same as teh orignal application. the planner may request a new newspaper notice. In the heel of the hunt, it comes down to opinion, but planners tend to be conservation and request the notices if theres anu doubt.