A NORTH Clare solicitor has been is- sued a warning letter under the Planning Acts over a two-storey extension alleg- edly built without planning permission on Ennistymon’s Parliament Street.
Clare County Council has served Ju- dith Foley c/o Chamber & Co Solicitors of Parliament Street, Ennistymon in respect of an alleged unauthorised de- velopment in the town’s Architectural Conservation Area (ACA).
The letter to Ms Foley states: “I am to inform you that it has come to the attention of Clare County Council that unauthorised development is_ being carried out namely the construction of a two-storey extension in an ACA at Parliament Street without the benefit of planning permission.
The letter continues: “The council considers the development to be unau- thorised as it does not have the benefit
of planning permission and does not constitute exempted development.
You are required to cease unauthor- ised works and remove unauthorised development.
The letter adds that any person found guilty of carrying out an unauthorised development shall be liable on sum- mary conviction to a fine not exceeding a Oe
Ms Foley has been invited to make submission in writing to the council within the next four weeks. It will be open to Ms Foley to lodge plans with the council to retain the development.
The issuing of the Warning Letter to Ms Foley is part of increased policing of alleged unauthorised developments in Clare. Earlier this year, the Council’s Director of Service for Planning, Liam Conneally said that 900 notices had been issued since 2001.
Ms Foley was unavailable for com- ment this week.