onq wrote:I think this was doen in the case of the house with no rear garden that we unsuccessfully appealed - AND they took space uner an overhang into account./QUOTE]
Apologies ONQ for my dyslexia,
Your analysis deserves support. It's clear you went to a lot of trouble and made the effort to provide clarification and provide sound advice while others muddied the waters. And all free of charge!
Re. your planning appeal- that sounds fairly interesting how planning was achieved without a rear yard/garden. Just for future reference, what was the final area of P.O.S.? Was it 25m2 or less?
I've been providing what I hope is competent advice free of charge online since the middle of last year.
I take the view if you advise people on planning and development matters, they'll see the the complexity and the need to retain a professional, and so some good may come of it.
I post to AAM on the sites, planning, self-builds and extensions forum.http://www.askaboutmoney.com/forumdisplay.php?f=82
With little new work coming in and none of it paying very well, this has kept me sane and reinforced my self image in the face of financial and professional armageddon.
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Herewith the ABP reference and you can research the original planning file from there over on http://www.dlrcoco.iehttp://www.pleanala.ie/casenum/233501.htm
We advised the observers and the third party appellants to little or no avail.
In one sense its a hugely positve outcome, since it supports improvements to existing /brownfield sites.
In another its a sign of things to come in terms of the reduced amenity of housing in the future in Ireland - the "little bit of land" mentality is gone.
Some would argue that's a good thing, that we were building too dispersed layouts and still are, even with the recent development out at Santry Demense by DTA shedding a little light on the proceedings.http://www.dta.ie/
Select Santry Demesne
For the record, I was banned from the Planning Forum on boards.ie for giving just the sort of informative answer you see on top but adding what the mods there deemed to be off-topic conversational waffle below.
You can't please everyone it seems - no surprises there.
Also for the record, in terms of maintaining sanity and getting some good experience of comtemporary work as it happens you cannot be the AAI.
This is NOT the relatively recently formed Architect's Association beloved of CK - this is a venerable institution many people who have a genuine interest in and love of architecture are members of.http://architecturalassociation.ie/event/site-visit-santry-demesne-dta-architects/