saintleger wrote:I noticed an interesting development in a local paper down in Cork recently - in the planning notices, all the agents put their contact details at the start of the ad. So instead of starting with
'CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Joe Bloggs intends to apply for permission for a house, septic tank, and percolation area etc, etc, etc'
they start with
'CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Joe Engineer of Planning Solutions, Main Street, Small Town, Co. Cork, 02X XXXXXXX, intends to apply for planning permission on behalf of Joe Bloggs for a house, septic tank, etc, etc, etc.
Not something I've ever seen in the National papers.
I'm not certain that follows the form of the advertisement wording we all know and love and may lead to confusion in the minds of members of the public reading the advertisements, saintleger.
I haven't seeit it elsewhere, and its typical that the Cork cute hoors would come up with it first.
I know its a standard form of words in covering letters and appeals and you can certainly say that it states the case more fully where an agent is involved, but have you any idea whether this is an acceptable wording to the local authority?
In other words are applications lodged on foot of such advertisements being returned to the agent marked "invalid"?
On another note, this may give the RIAI some understanding of how many people are out there providing what they might have thought of as architectural services.
Maybe now they'll stop hounding "unqualified successes" trading as architects and start looking at all the design work they're losing annually to engineers, technicians and draughtsmen all over the country.