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On the enforcement topic I recently had a bafflin / bizarre conversation with the Corpo enforcement dept.

I think a development near me was carried out without planning permission (involving the vandalisation of a victorian building, a part of which involved PVC windows). The enforcement officer told me that the development may not have needed planning permission and if I wanted to pursue the matter it would be up to me to make a written complain and it would also be up to me to investigate and prove that the development was unauthorised in order for them to act.

This sounds absolutely pathetic to me – equivalent to seeing a robbery take place, notifying a garda and being told that it would be up to me to provide evidence of the crime before they can investigate.

Can anyone clarify the reasoning or statutory background to this? Surely the Corpo is failing in its statutory duties?

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