Successful Planning Appeal

O’Callaghan Planning has recently handled a successful appeal against an enforcement notice requiring the demolition of an alleged unauthorised dwelling. The case was won on the basis that the appellant proved that the dwelling was substantially complete more than 5 years prior to the date of an enforcement notice. Despite this successful result, the appellant incurred significant outlays in retaining a planning consultant and legal representation. In order to avoid unnecessary risk, intending developers are advised to adhere to planning approvals or seek permission before making any changes.