A third of planning cases investigated by KCC dismissed

A third of planning cases investigated by Kerry County Council last year were dismissed.

They were found to be either trivial, the time for taking action had run out, or it was exempted development.

According to figures contained in Kerry County Council’s Annual Report for 2018, 271 planning cases were investigated by the council last year.

35% were dismissed as trivial, minor or without foundation, or were closed because the time for taking action had run out, or they were exempted development meaning planning permission isn’t required.

A further 5% of the planning cases investigated were resolved through negotiations, and 59% were closed due to enforcement proceedings.

The council closed 347 cases during last year, and as of the end of the year, 464 cases were being investigated.