Offence to lie on planning application form?

Discussion in 'Sites, planning, self-builds and extensions' started by benji2006, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. benji2006

    benji2006 Registered User

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    Is there an actual offence for knowingly filling out a planning application form wrong, in this case for saying in the Site History that the site never flooded?

    I had a quick scan of the 2000 Act (consolidated version http://www.lawreform.ie/_fileupload/RevisedActs/WithAnnotations/EN_ACT_2000_0030.PDF) but cannot see that it is explicitly an offence.

    I see lots of other offences, but cannot spot one for filling the form wrong.
     
  2. nutty nut

    nutty nut Frequent Poster

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    If you answer no then I cant see a problem as this is something the council will have knowledge of in any event so that shouldnt be an issue. However if pp was granted and you were flooded well, depending on the claim, your insurance company may well have something to say about it if they investigated it fully.
     
  3. Bronte

    Bronte Frequent Poster

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    I can remember one builder during the boom selling houses and pumping water out of the newly constructed ones.

    How about building on stilts. So you or the unsuspecting buyer doesn’t have the misfortune to live there.
     
  4. benji2006

    benji2006 Registered User

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    Just to clarify, it is not me who is applying!

    The application is direct to ABP (strategic housing), so they won't know anything about the flooding, especially since floodmaps.ie hasn't been updated since 2014.

    While there are lots of offences to do with social housing and not adhering to permission that is granted, I cannot see a specific offence for providing wrongful information on the application form itself.