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    • #708792
      annmarie
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      Dublin Co. Council have taken an enforcement order against an intensification of our buisness yard. We have proof that this instenfication commenced oct 2000 and would like to clarify if the sataute of limitation is 5 or 7 years in our case. “Under the Planning and Development Act 2000, if the development commenced on or after the 11th March 2002, thetime limit is 7 years. Action must be taken within 5 years if the unauthorised development/use commenced prior to that date.” This is from archiseek website 28th oct 2005 under Harassment from Planning Enforcement Officer. Our barrister advises t5hat the 7 year limit applies to us which I do not understand. Can you help me as the court appearance is immiment.
      Thank You,
      Annmarie

    • #783026
      admin
      Keymaster

      Thats classic ‘we have proof that we commenced breaking the law at a particular time’

      Bear in mind that the period of limitation terminates upon the date that the first enforcement letter is correctly served upon your business and not the date of the hearing.

    • #783027
      Anonymous
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      I just need to know if the 5 year statue of limitations applies to our case.
      Thank You
      Annmarie

    • #783028
      Anonymous
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      I thought this thread was going to be about the Venus de Milo

    • #783029
      Paul Clerkin
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      The barrister is your paid legal advice so I would go with his opinion.

    • #783030
      Anonymous
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      @annmarie wrote:

      . Our barrister advises t5hat the 7 year limit applies to us which I do not understand. Can you help me as the court appearance is immiment.
      Thank You,
      Annmarie

      Annmarie,

      I believe your barrister is correct – if the unauthorised development commenced in (say) Feb 1997 then you would fall under the 5 year rule (because the old [1992] Act applied for the following 5 years – i.e. until March 2002); but the 7 year rule, introduced in March 2002, effectively extended the enforcement window by two years for all cases after March 1997. During this two year ‘extension’ you would have had a case that the legislation ought not to be retrospective. However, as this two years has now passed there is really no basis for claiming exemption

      You should probably employ a planning consultant if you have not already done so?

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