micky_p wrote:A client of mine was granted permission for dwelling by her county council. This then got appealed by an Taisce and the Bord refused permission. The refusal though does not actually state the clients name but rather states my name (the agent) as the applicant. How valid is the refusal with this error. Obviously there is judicial route to test this but this is way out of our money league. I'm grasping at straws but I'm really pissed off about this one.
When we lodged initially an Taisce made an observation that we should be refused, on location on site and house design. My client met with the person from an Taisce and we basically changed everything they wanted. Checked this with planner, got the green light. Got our permission from the council then on the last day, an Taisce lodged an appeal with the Bord.
My client had to do site improvement works which cost about 3,000 and the prick from an Taisce knew this, let her go ahead and still objected after we consulted them.
I had outlined all this in our response to the Bord but no joy.
If anyone has any comments or similar experiences then let me know. I would love to get through on as technicality given what an Taisce did on my client but I suspect that won't happen.
very unlikely. Fair play to you for managing to get a consultation though, such good that it did you. Was it minuted and submitted as part of your submission?. What did the ABP inspector say in the report with regard to the meeting?
Unfortunately you have no recourse - these people act with impunity. I can only suggest that you document your case and complain to all the people on this list:
Copy your complaint to email@example.com
Copy your correspondence to John Gormley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get your client to copy it to her local TD
After you have received no reponse send another letter. Make sure you name the AT member you met.
They will ignore you but if more people complain about ambiguity in the system then hopefully, eventually something will have to be done