Replacement dwellings in the country under policy CTY3
This is quite a widely used policy and has a simple set of criteria; planning permission will be granted for a replacement dwelling where the building to be replaced exhibits the essential characteristics of a dwelling and as a minimum, all external structural walls are substantially intact.
Substantially intact is a grey area but it is safe to assume that more than 90% of all external walls would be regarded as substantially intact, this has been tested in the Planning Appeals Commission. It must be remembered that a replacement dwelling requires access to a public road that is safe for road users; this was a change that this policy brought in.
If you would like any advice regarding this policy, or would like us to take a look at a possible replacement, please get in touch.