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Residents oppose new homes because it would "devalue their properties"

  • 03-02-2022 3:11am
    Registered Users Posts: 22,226 ✭✭✭✭

    Well, we've had bats, swans, visual amenity where there is none blah blah etc etc....

    But it appears we finally have some honesty from the NIMBYs (many of them no doubt the exact same people screaming about housing)

    The objection lodged by Dr William Killeen on behalf of the association said that he and its members “feel that any investment made in our houses run the risk of serious monetary impairment if the scheme is approved”.

    A number of other objections have been lodged from the area, with Daniel Crean telling the council that “Ireland needs new houses – everyone deserves a home to live in, but it needs to be done in the appropriate manner and in the right location”.

    Where is the right location? Just not near you? Just like they all say.

    This is repeated up and down the country. Working class and wealthy areas - all the same delaying or stopping new housing units. Amazing how these locals get in touch with the concern of the local wildlife too at the most opportune times. At the same time they are being hounded by solicitors that happen to specialise in Judicial Reviews who are making a mint.

    All hypocrites.

    Which is why I welcome the moves underway to call a halt to vexatious and frivolous judicial reviews by every Tom Dick and Harry and make serial objectors pay.

    And the Sinn Féin party incidentally are among the biggest objectors while being the loudest on housing. Why would that be?


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,780 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly

    Mr Ryan needs to shut up and stick to his remit of getting the country to grow lettuce on their window sills - has there ever been a more useless party in the country?

    Agree with LV to a certain degree - devaluing of a property due to new homes being built is incredulous, your property is still going to keep going up every year. Forty apartments being built near you isn't gonna turn the place in to Sheriff St ffs

    This whole objection to every new building project has gone on far too long, unless it is a blight on the area or not in keeping with the area then there is no reason for it not to go ahead (I wouldn't expect a 10 storey apartment complex to be built where there are only cottages a mile square)

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,226 ✭✭✭✭

    The objection culture in Ireland is a big part of the housing shortage and it is promoted by those on the "left".

    It's a scandal and it's doing huge damage. The right density for Dublin, for example, is not being achieved because of this (anything over 4 floors people scream blue murder) and as a result there is too few units.

    For some developers that could build it's not even worth it so they don't bother. Too much aggravation and expense.

    Even if permission is given by the council - it's appealed to An Bord Pleanala - then it will go to Judicial Review - and then it could end up in best years of delay.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,780 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly

    It's not just housing - everything is worthy of an objection, the broadband rollout, intel, apple, so on and so on - it's surprising we even have roads in the country. You don't even have to live in the area to object ffs

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,226 ✭✭✭✭

    Yeah remember that farmer in Leixlip?

    Not only did he almost cost us billions in investment from Intel there - don't think for a second all that delay did not feature heavily (though not the only reason) in their Galway decision - which was basically to say "fcuk that"...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,649 ✭✭✭ Quantum Erasure

    farmers can have a. sometimes irrational, attachment to land, which is understandable if it's been the family homestead for a hundred years or more, or even if it was just built up bit by bit over a lifetime of buying neighbouring lots that came up for sale... and shur i suppose people with something of a view out their bedroom window, faraway hills or the sea or something, might object to having that blocked by an estate of two story semi-d's, never mind a four or five story apartment block...

    but having said that, if the house is the Principal Private Residence, a potential loss of value shouldn't come into it at all

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,578 ✭✭✭ rolling boh

    There's nothing new in this it's been happening for years particularly in better off areas .Property values are a national obsession in Ireland some cases with some justification fair enough but generally mostly nimbyism.

  • Registered Users Posts: 559 ✭✭✭ Packrat

    You mean Thomas Reid? the man whose land the IDA tried to steal and hand over to a privately owned company?

    Sick mentality of someone who supports a multibillion dollar multinational over a little persom trying to hang on to their property.

    "We" nearly lost...

    No, They, - IDA and Intel, weren't allowed to do as they pleased with someone else's property but in the end they'll force him off it anyway.

    I'm all for CPOs when critical public infrastructure is involved but that case was simple theft.

    Similar to what Donald Trump did to a man whose house he wanted near his golf course in Scotland.

    Take a a special kind of bastard to cheerlead this..

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,740 ✭✭✭ malinheader

    It's not the buildings people should be worried about but more what kind of residents move into the building, this could of more of an impact on their homes.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,604 ✭✭✭✭ PopePalpatine

    If someone could direct some junkies towards these tossers' front gardens to relieve themselves, that'd be great.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,683 ✭✭✭ 0ph0rce0

    I wouldn't mind but I'd say most of these fools objecting are never going to sell their houses anyway so what's the problem?