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Warning issued over ‘unauthorised development’

A warning letter has been served on an East Clare man in relation to what the council has deemed an “unauthorised development” at Raheen Tuamgraney.
The warning letter was issued to Jim Fahy of Raheen Tuamgraney on June 14 in relation to planning permission he received for the development of three commercial units, carparking and landscaping at a site in Raheen, Tuamgraney in October 2009.
The planning authority noted that condition nine of the conditions set out in that planning permission had not been complied with to date.
This condition relates to the payment of €3,568.22 to Clare County Council in respect of public infrastructure and facilities benefiting the development.
The applicant was advised to pay this contribution and in the event of it not being complied with, the authority may issue an enforcement notice.
Separately on June 17, the planning authority also corresponded with Mr Fahy, care of Engineering and Planning consultants Ltd, O’Briensbridge, that submissions received by the council on March 20 were not satisfactory.
The submission related to “a minor alteration to the existing planning permission”. In a letter sent by Denis Sheehy Architectural Services, a request was made for the alteration of the roof treatment lowering the roof structure “to best fit in with existing building type and ridge level in the area”.
Responding to the submission the council stated, “It is not in satisfactory compliance with condition 1 of the above permission. The proposals represent a material alteration to the proposed development in terms of height, design and scale and a substantial increase in floor space of unit number two.”
Condition 1 of the planning permission was that the development be in accordance with plans and particulars received on February 5, 2009 and on September 28, 2009, except where conditions specify otherwise.
No other correspondence had issued at the time of going to print.


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