Re: Re: Pre-planning discussions
We had a pre-planning consultation with two D.C.C. North inner city planners before lodging an application for a 40 apartment scheme. I was conscious that the then draft devlopment plan was due to come into force approx 4 months after our intended lodgement date. It contained significantly different standards for min. apartment sizes.
The main item I wanted clarified at the meeting was if our scheme could be designed and lodged under the then active dev. plan standards.
The planner’s answer was a very clear yes.
From a legal perspective the operative plan is the plan in force at the time the decision is taken, not the one that was in force at the time the application was made.