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rebuild wall at front of house?

  • 31-03-2022 1:04pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,843 ✭✭✭ RobAMerc

    Hey folks,

    The wall at the front of my house is in poor shape.

    I thought it was being uprooted by the large tree on the pavement, but the council says its nothing to do with it.

    Neighbour says the wall was hit by a car years back.

    Anyway, do I need to get planning permission to rebuild it ? We probably prefer to change the style slightly too if we could, but it would be different to eveny other one in the neighbourhood, which might cause an issue.




  • Registered Users Posts: 11,360 ✭✭✭✭ elperello

    If the wall will be less than 1.2m in height you won't need PP.

    However if you want to widen the existing entrance or make a new one you will need PP.

    If you are in a conservation area or there is a condition in the original PP referring to the wall check with the planning authority.

    Just a personal opinion re. the design, if you build something out of keeping and then another neighbour does likewise and then another the overall visual effect may not be pleasing.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,843 ✭✭✭ RobAMerc

    thanks - yes, that was my reading of the rules too. It will be less than 1.2 m tall.

    I also sorta agree on changing the style and it being out of kilter with the rest of the place, but its actually horrible !

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,360 ✭✭✭✭ elperello

    Think about it and maybe take a drive around a few other areas to see how different heights and finishes look beside each other.