Thursday 9 April 2009

Social Housing Exemption Certificates

While Planning Authorities differ in their requirements with respect to Social Housing Exemption Certificates for a subsequent (or more) planning applications on the same site for the same - or similar - proposal, it is notable that Dublin City Council is now requiring a new certificate with every new planning application.

So, for example, the next time you make a second planning application for an infill house (side garden, back garden, etc) following a refusal on design grounds, you will need (notwithstanding an existing grant of Social Housing Exemption Certificate which clearly shows the proposal is exempt) to go through the process of applying for a new certificate for the same thing.

This is not detailed in any guidance documentation issued by DCC, so please avoid invalidation on this ground.

I hope that makes sense.

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