lawred2 wrote: »
I'm saying decisions should be made based on the streets themselves. And some streets in South Dublin and wherever should be protected from out of place high rise.
But that should be on a case by case basis. There should be no cack handed sledgehammer to rule all..
There should be no restrictions on height anywhere outside of a planning process that deals with each case on its own merits.
cgcsb wrote: »
For example the proposed tower adjacent to the state's busiest rail station on a street of no architectural merit being rejected on the grounds of height despite being within height limits set out by the LAP. There's a head scratcher for you.
Let me clear, we desperately need houses… and I’m in favour of density and height
marno21 wrote: »
Fantastic news from Glasnevinhttps://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/cairn-approved-for-380-apartment-development-on-griffith-avenue-1.3847115
Hopefully we are moving somewhat in the right direction now with this new milestone.
Zebra3 wrote: »
Shocking number of car parking spaces.
Bray Head wrote: »
I always wonder about the thought processes of planners as their writing is so bad...
Why does their prose style need to be so tortured?
fionnsci wrote: »
DCC consultation on building heights in North Lotts and GCD SDZ. Deadline for submissions is 18 April 2019.https://consultation.dublincity.ie/planning/north-lotts-and-grand-canal-dock-planning-scheme-b/?fbclid=IwAR2uS0FZ3ZpN-JiB8Fav7nSoTAMVjqowdoN55n5R-HV0s8p-Uuv_so-Dg0o
Dublin’s status as a low-rise city is over, An Taisce has claimed, after developer Johnny Ronan was granted permission to construct the tallest building in Ireland in Tara Street.
Ronan’s 22-storey tower will stretch to 88 metres, nine metres higher than the Capital Dock building in Grand Canal Dock and almost 30 metres taller than Liberty Hall, which stands at 59.4 metres.
An Taisce has blamed the removal of height restrictions in the historic centre of Dublin, by housing minister Eoghan Murphy, for the “catastrophic” decision. A previous attempt by Ronan to build a tower on the site, opposite the Custom House, was refused by An Bord Pleanala last year.
Topgear on Dave wrote: »
An Taisce: "Dublin’s status as a low-rise city is over"
Me: "Praise Jesus, thank you god"
“Amid the general fiasco that has characterised Irish planning over the last 60 years, there was at least one achievement — of maintaining Dublin as one of Europe’s low-rise major historic cities. This is now lost.”
jvan wrote: »
An taisce can go and jump, how is Tara st the historical centre of Dublin.
cisk wrote: »
Surprised by this but it’s just been reported in The Times that An Bord Pleanala have granted permission for Johnny Ronan’s 22 story building at Tara street. An Taisce are fuming to say the least.
Ronan takes Dublin to new highhttp://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/c59263bc-5899-11e9-8813-c167a1bb1937
Dats me wrote: »
Does it not look absolutely awful though? Just an ugly glass box that will be viewable everywhere in the city, at least Capital Dock is far away.
We absolutely need to go up, but is plonking a 22-story building beside Trinity, Dame street etc really the way to do it? Docklands should have all been twice the height, definitely. But the problem with density is that Ranelagh and Phibsborough and anywhere that's a 20 min walk from the city centre is two-story houses and that continues on. We need to triple the height there.
Mind you, I guess I wouldn't mind at all if it looked nice so maybe I'm juts rambling
gjim wrote: »
I can't say I like this decision.
The architect who designed the Spencer Dock development in Dublin has said he does not believe it intrudes on the historic heart of the city. Kevin Roche told the Bord Pleanála hearing he did not believe the buildings were high-rise, which he said began at forty floors. He said the Spencer Dock buildings were low to medium-rise. He added he would be prepared to lower the height of the buildings if they were considered too tall for Dublin. Mr Roche told the hearing that the scheme is meant to be international in order to attract foreign business.
hmmm wrote: »
I agree with you re the prefer the clustered approach, but unfortunately the over-the-top opposition to high rise in the city has meant that the floodgates will now be opened as a reaction. The opposition groups have only themselves to blame - a proper debate and identification of a suitable city centre site for a cluster never happened because they never allowed it to happen.
I'm all for this development and hope it leads to many more. We are destroying our countryside with fields of houses owned by people commuting into the city, our public transport system is disgraceful, and the lives of hundreds of thousands of people are worse because of the opposition to proper height and density in the city. Let's hope that we see more residential and commercial towers very soon.
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