Sunday 30 April 2017

Planners hide behind jargon

After reading the report about the couple ordered to tear down a 588 sq m house for breach of planning laws (Irish Independent, June 30), I felt compelled to write to you and put this to your readers.

Working in the construction industry, I increasingly come into contact with people who are heartbroken because the council has refused them permission for their "dream home".

I would like to ask you and the readers what qualifies as an acceptable home, and who decides this? What qualification does a planner have?

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