Change of Use from Vacant Commercial to Residential without Planning Permission?

The Government have today produced an ‘Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness’, which refers to an intention to review planning legislation to allow the change of use of vacant commercial units in urban areas, including vacant or under-utilised areas over ground floor premises, into residential units without having to go through the planning process.

The detail of this legislation will be particularly interesting having regard to the stringent development management standards that now exist to ensure that residential units provide high quality residential amenity.

Thornton O’Connor Town Planning launch!

Thornton O’Connor Town Planning launch!

Patricia Thornton and Sadhbh O’Connor are delighted to announce that Thornton O’Connor Town Planning is opening its doors on Monday 4th July 2016.

We have 25 years experience in private practice with our expertise spanning a wide variety and scale of projects from one-off houses to major commercial developments. Our extensive experience brings a comprehensive understanding of the planning system and the development process, which allows us to guide our Clients through each individual project. Our office is based at Paradigm House, Dundrum Office Park, Main Street, Dundrum.
Please call in to say hello or give us a call with any planning queries you may have.