Re: Re: Planners…….
People say you should go to the senior executive planner if you are making no ground with the planner dealing with your case – but when have you ever seen anybody in a local authrity over-rule one of their own. God forbid.
It’s been known to happen. But you need to have some *really* good arguments, balls of steel and possibly a tame politician. 😉
The problem with using your neighbouring houses as precedent, as I’m sure you realise, is that planning laws, local development plans and the way they’re interpreted change all the time and that something which got permission previously wouldn’t get planning now…so the argument of “my neighbours did X, so why can’t I?” won’t necessarily work. Submitting a good design and arguing for a bit more height on the grounds of *that* is probably the more diplomatic option.
Also, again something you probably already know, but I’d suggest taking a look at Cork CoCo’s Rural Housing Guide – it’ll give you an excellent idea of what the council are looking for and you can roll it out to support your design when you submit.