Last week I highlighted the totally ludicrous situation wherby people who were fencing their own land were having to apply for planning permission in some cases, and who were also having to provide portaloos on the sites when the work was being carried out. Then yesterday we heard on national radio about a business owner in county Kerry who changed the lettering on a sign he had outside his business to one which read ‘Food All Day’ and he received a letter from the planning department of the council telling him that if he didn’t apply for planning retention they would impose an enforcement order on him. If it was not so serious it would be a great joke altogether.
We have got to take a stand now in this country before this sea of red tape and needless regulations stops all economic activity. I would love to know who actually sits down and dreams up these ridiculous regulations. Soon we will need planning permission and forms to go in and out our own front gates. The amount of needles regulation coming from Government and from Europe is now gone into the realms of farcical and our authorities will have to take a step back and realise just how much they are annoying people who just want to get on with their daily lives. Common sense doesn’t seem to apply at all when making these regulations. It’s time we shouted stop on this matter