Planning Permission for Car Drive-in

Discussion in 'Sites, planning, self-builds and extensions' started by marhurd, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. marhurd

    marhurd Registered User

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    We want to knock down a wall in order to drive in our car from the main road. Does anyone know who is entitled to draw up the plan for the Council, we are in the Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown area. It hardly requires an architect - Can the builder do it?
     
  2. kceire

    kceire Frequent Poster

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    Hi,

    I do a lot of these. You need full planning permission so that means the full package including existing and proposed plans, elevations and sections. Newspaper and site notice etc

    Technically, anybody can draw the plans and submit them, it’s once they are done correctly and the package is correct as every single paragraph needs to match word for word so you would need experience in doing them.

    Once you get planning for the alteration to the boundary wall to create the access, the council will then dish path at further cost.

    Some councils have a maximum width that they will grant, 3.6m in Dublin City for example.
     
  3. marhurd

    marhurd Registered User

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    Hi kceire, the path is already dished, so would not have that expense. What sort of ball park figure would we be looking at to have plans drawn up?
     
  4. JohnJay

    JohnJay Frequent Poster

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    I got this done last year. The guy who did mine turned out to be a bit of an ass, so I wont recommend him.
    Just a bit of advice - when you are pricing around for someone to do this for you, make sure they include ALL charges in their quote. My guy quoted me, but didnt tell me that I had to pay a few hundred extra for maps, notice in the paper, etc. I assumed these would be included in his quoted price.
     
  5. kceire

    kceire Frequent Poster

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    For a new entrance could be a out €950 inclusive of all costs for planning.
     
  6. kceire

    kceire Frequent Poster

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    +1
    Or at least make sure you know up front whether you are paying these costs or they are included in the original price.