polytunnels

polytunnels

Postby wearnicehats » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:42 pm

has anyone had any issues with erecting polytunnels in a residential garden - dublin city centre?

would there be any issue if these were used to grow food to be sold in a business on the same site?
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Re: polytunnels

Postby Frank Taylor » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:01 pm

Same as a shed. Below 3m height, under 25m squared, non-commercial use. SI No. 600/2001 Exempted Dev Schedule 2, Part1, Class 3
CLASS 3
The construction, erection or placing within the curtilage of a house of any tent, awning, shade or other object, greenhouse, garage, store, shed or other similar structure.
1. No such structure shall be constructed, erected or placed forward of the front wall of a house.
2. The total area of such structures constructed, erected or placed within the curtilage of a house shall not, taken together with any other such structures previously constructed, erected or placed within the said curtilage, exceed 25 square metres.
3. The construction, erection or placing within the curtilage of a house of any such structure shall not reduce the amount of private open space reserved exclusively for the use of the occupants of the house to the rear or to the side of the house to less than 25 square metres.
4. The external finishes of any garage or other structure constructed, erected or placed to the side of a house, and the roof covering where any such structure has a tiled or slated roof, shall conform with those of the house.
5. The height of any such structure shall not exceed, in the case of a building with a tiled or slated pitched roof, 4 metres or, in any other case, 3 metres.
6. The structure shall not be used for human habitation or for the keeping of pigs, poultry, pigeons, ponies or horses, or for any other purpose other than a purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the house as such.
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Re: polytunnels

Postby wearnicehats » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:25 pm

Frank Taylor wrote:Same as a shed. Below 3m height, under 25m squared, non-commercial use. SI No. 600/2001 Exempted Dev Schedule 2, Part1, Class 3



If these were used to grow food to be sold in a business on the same site would they be classed as commercial use?

would it make any difference if they are eaten as opposed to being sold individually (ie in a restaurant scenario)
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Re: polytunnels

Postby Frank Taylor » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:53 pm

I take it form the last line:
shall not be used for human habitation or for the keeping of pigs, poultry, pigeons, ponies or horses, or for any other purpose other than a purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the house as such.
that commercial growing would count as 'any other purpose other than a purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the house'

however that said, is this not analagous to a home-office? Even if technically you need planning permission for working in your bedroom, there is no way to police it, it doesn't bother anyone and nobody is going to stop you.
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Re: polytunnels

Postby Bren88 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:29 am

Frank Taylor wrote:however that said, is this not analagous to a home-office? Even if technically you need planning permission for working in your bedroom, there is no way to police it, it doesn't bother anyone and nobody is going to stop you.


The difference would be that a home office is a lot of private than a shop or restaurant open to the public.
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