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Building up to a boundary wall

How close to a boundary wall of a neighbour can one do an extension? I thought this was just a small extension and planning permission was granted however the owner knocked down the house next door. Part of semi-detached…now a crèche being built makes m

Well the question here is does the neighbour have full planning permission for the development in every aspect?  Was there planning permission to demolish the existing house?  Was there planning permission to rebuild the new premises?  Is there planning permission for a crèche?  Is there provision in the planning permission requiring the owner to provide certain parking facilities?  And are those parking requirements being satisfied?

You should have a look at the planning file in Kilkenny County Council’s offices and if necessary bring an Architect or a surveyor or a builder friend with you to have a look at what permission was granted.  If your neighbour has not fully complied with the planning permission then you should talk to an enforcement office in Kilkenny County Council and ask that criminal court proceedings be issued against the neighbour.  You also have personal rights in civil law – you can see a solicitor and ask that these rights to include damages and compensation be enforced.

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