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Planning Permission expiring

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  • 06-02-2017 10:01pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3


    Hi All,

    I have planning permission for a single dwelling and associated works, that has already had an extension of duration - my query is that the permission expires in 4 weeks and the house is only half the way to finishing. I spoke to a friend who said I would need a new planning application to either continue and finish building or else I could finish the house and seek retention should any issue arise ie. someone rats me out.

    Cash is tight at the moment and I can't really afford a planning consultant ATM just wondering do I need planning permission to finish the house?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,914 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo


    Hi All,

    I have planning permission for a single dwelling and associated works, that has already had an extension of duration - my query is that the permission expires in 4 weeks and the house is only half the way to finishing. I spoke to a friend who said I would need a new planning application to either continue and finish building or else I could finish the house and seek retention should any issue arise ie. someone rats me out.

    Cash is tight at the moment and I can't really afford a planning consultant ATM just wondering do I need planning permission to finish the house?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    If it is not substantially complete by the time the planning expires, yes, you require planning for the completion of the works.

    All depends if you get a visit from planning enforcement or contribution section. In Dublin they have a dedicated section that checks on expired planning applications.


  • Subscribers Posts: 41,381 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    Most councils would consider "block work complete" as being substantially complete.

    If it's that far, apply for an extension for as long as it will take to complete.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 galwayman10


    Excellent stuff lads thanks. I'll chance it and seek retention if anything happens!
    Thanks again


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 808 ✭✭✭Angry bird


    It as you say already been granted an extension of duration. There are no more extensions of that permission allowed, it simply runs out in 4 weeks. In planning terms the new application will be to retain works to date and permission to complete planning ref. No. 123456. The Council is likely to look favourably on finishing off a building site.


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