The development already exists. The ope ope staying in them changes and that's not a planning issue.
Originally Posted by NeilW
How is the change of use material?
Unless specified in planning regulations, a change of use will require planning permission. For example, change of use from shop to restaurant requires planning permission as it's a material change of use.
Your first one is interesting. The rest are irrelevant, these planning decisions already exist.
What do you mean 'material change of user'? It could be interpreted as plain auld racism
You can interpret it any way you want but it appears that this change of user appears to have been exempted from challenge under the Planning regulatory regime as the OP points out. Clearly the Government are determined to narrow the scope for people in the relevant areas from raising their concerns - so much for the decline in democracy and accountability.
Not sure about your second statement - it may be correct if they all come under change of user review and appeal of which seems to have been excluded under the amending legislation. Perhaps someone with planning or legal expertise could comment?
Last month Minister Alan Kelly signed off on a change to our planning exemption laws which has largely gone under the radar. In essence, existing places used for guest accommodation can be used for the housing of refugees and asylum seekers, temporary or otherwise, without needing planning permission, as emergency reception and orientation centres (EROCs). The circular from the Department states:
This seems to be removing your right per the normal planning application process to object, thereby exercising your democratic right to protect your residential amenity. What say p.ie to this trampling of your rights at the behest of the 'open gates' lobby?
I care about our country and our people. I respect women. All women. I feel upset about what is happening to women in Europe. When I go to town to do some shopping. I don't go into town in the evening as I have no business there in the evening. When, if I see a gang of rapists in town assailing women. I will walk up to the rapists, the biggest of them, and lay into him.
I consider it my duty as a citizen of this State to protect those who can't defend themselves.
What makes you think they cannot defend themselves - you mysogonist!
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