Francis Clauson is a regular and insightful contributor to this blog’s comments page. Therefore I am delighted to feature the guest blog he did for CAWT-Donegal. Go Francis!
This is a guest post from Francis Clauson. He has the misfortune of living next door to a multiple wind farms and has many years experience in trying to engage with his local authority to enforce noise conditions related to the wind farm’s planning permission. You can also follow him on twitter @fclauson.
The Planning and Development Act 2000 (PDA), as amended, has a number of options where a member of the public can challenge the implementation of a planning permission without necessarily going through the rigours and vast expense of a court case.
All planning permissions once decided comes with a set of planning conditions which need to be complied with. In the event that any of the conditions are either breached or not complied with then any member of the public can make a complaint to the appropriate local authority who, under Section 152 of the PDA, must, upon consideration…
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