Unauthorised development is where development is carried out without having received the appropriate permission or development not being carried out in compliance with the permission issued.
Planning enforcement and control became more streamlined in 2002 with the introduction of Part VIII of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amende
d.This legislation sets time limits within which complaints of planning infringements including unauthorised developments must be investigated. It establishes a common procedure for all types of planning offence – issue of a Warning Letter, service of an Enforcement Notice and institution of legal Proceedings.
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