Re:New retention Application
Hi all. I desperately need some advice in relation to a development that is classified as a UD. This development was constructed without permission and consists of an extension to the front of the house, which adjoins mine. At present my local council have issued an enforcement notice against this structure but since then the applicants have made three attempts at retention, the first two were returned to them as incompleted but the latest one has been validated and this is what causes me most concern.
In the original application the ruling by the Planning Authority stated that 'The proposed extension to the living room is not permitted' but they did provide condtional permission whereby the applicants could construct a porch and bay window.
This case has been ongoing for the past three months and I have made my intentions known that I'm not going to view the new application that's just validated on the grounds that it ought never have been as what the applicants are seeking is to retain and complete porch to front of house and retain and complete extension to front of house.
This application should have been invalidated as the applicants have made no effort to compromise or avail of what was granted to them to construct by the planning authority.
Surely this is making a mockery of the planning process and if it is legitimate what measures should I take, I'd like to know the reason why this new retention application was validated and also what becomes of the link between this new application and the original one, that clearly states 'The proposed extension to the living room is not permitted'.
This is a very stressful matter and I would appreciate any advice anyone can give me on 'Retention' and especially what laws are there to protect me in a case like this, where the UD in question carries an Enforecement Notice.
Thanks you for reading this and any advice at all would be most appreciated.
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