Legislation introduced under the Planning & Development Acts, 2000 - 2015, and the Planning & Development Regulations, 2001 - 2015, have put a greater onus on Planning Authorities, while also giving them greater powers, to take action against developments of an unauthorised nature as well as regulating Developments which are not or have not been developed in accordance with the terms of the Planning Permission granted. Action can also be taken in respect of exempted development if such development does not comply with all the conditions and limitations attached to the mentioned class of exempted development.
One of the consequences of having unauthorised or non-compliant development is the costs of remedying such development from a planning viewpoint. Retention fees and Development Charges are due to Kilkenny County Council as a result of action taken under Enforcement. Problems also arise during the sale or transfer of property on which Enforcement action has been taken.
If you wish to make a complaint of unauthorised development in your area, please complete the attached complaint form in full and return.
Please note that it is not the policy of Kilkenny County Council to investigate anonymous complaints.
Enforcement Complaints Form.pdf (size 237.5 KB)
Enforcement Complaint Form Word Version.docx (size 42 KB)
For information on the Enforcement Procedure, please see the links below.
A Guide to Planning Enforcement in Ireland - DoECLG November 2012
A Guide to Planning Enforcement - DoECLG Leaflet PL14