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Postby phil » Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:42 am

Pragmatist, the reason I was mentioning the re-zoning issue is that recently the area in which I live in Dun Laoghaire was zoned from Residential to Major Town Centre. This makes little sense because, as you pointed out, there is a shortage of residentially zoned land within the county. I am not saying I am against the redevelopment of the Pier. I am merely trying to understand the worries that people who live in the area would have about it.
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Postby anto » Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:44 am

well it makes sense for Dun Laoghaire to be a Major town Centre coz it is a Major Town Centre!! Anyway can't it be both, where's the conflict in developing the pier and it being a residential area? Are all resedential areas suppossed to be sleepy places where nothing happens??
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Postby phil » Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:02 am

Anto, that is a fair point in most cases, but it this situation it is offices only that are moving in instead of a mix of uses. The area is becoming dead after about 5 in the evening. It would seem that yes they can be both, but if we look at somwhere like Merrion Square and its surrounding area, it does not seem to happen that way. As I also said, in this situation it does not make sense considering the shortage of residentially zoned land within Dun Laoghaire.
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Postby anto » Wed Apr 07, 2004 11:09 am

Phil,

Yeah I agree Dun Laoghaire can be dead in the evening although the pier and the seafront is quiet popular of a summer evening. Dun Laoghairre has a few problems, most of the South side middle class types prefer to do their socialising in places like Blackrock or Dalkey. Dun Laoghaire seems to have this reputation of being a bit rough, (read working class types)

Also Dun Laoghaire and surrounding area is old. Maybe the rezoning of the Golf course will change this. Its understandable that people are worried about traffic but I mean this is a site that isn't far (about amile?) froma town centre with all the amenities.

I see Eamon Ryan (Green party) was on Prime Time Last night telling us we are building houses in thye wroing places, futher and further away from where we nedd them. But, hello, why are the Green party oppossed to the rezoning of the Golf course when it meets most of his criteria?
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